If you’ve read my blogs for a while, or look up some past blogs, you’ll see I have been frustrated at times with the FDA. Yes, they have a tough job protecting us from medical products that are unsafe and/or ineffective. But when it comes to cancer, where we have few “homerun” therapies, I wish [...]
You are an individual right? To your mom and dad you are/were like no other. Hopefully your family and friends continue to see you as one-of-a-kind. Had you considered your doctor should see you that way too? Not as yet another one with diabetes, or heart disease, or cancer, but as a singular human being [...]
I am on the first stop of a two city tour of medical conventions seeking news and perspectives for patients. Destination #1 has been San Francisco and the 2010 meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). The meeting has attracted 15,000 urologists from the U.S. and overseas to learn the latest in conditions like incontinence, [...]
We’ve been waiting for years. The FDA today approved the first-ever “anti-cancer vaccine.” Provenge, made by blossoming biotech company Dendreon in Seattle, is a personalized therapy designed to give a second chance for a patient’s own immune system to beat back advanced prostate cancer.
It is, by no means, for every prostate cancer patient (more [...]