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The Gift of Time

October 23, 2011

  The answers came back fairly quickly:  “Yes,” “Yes,” “Happy to participate,” “Glad to help,”    We are forming a scientific steering committee to direct the research agenda around oc …



A Man and His Daughter: A Chance to Make a Great Catch

October 12, 2011

He was not what you would expect to see at an NFL game.  It wasn’t the way he was dressed.  After all, people put on the wackiest clothes for a game.  He had on the team shirt, was dressed in the team colors.  It was more the …



What is Truth?

October 8, 2011

  The call came, as they often do, at night.  This time it was a mother who has a teenage daughter battling melanoma.  The family had seen three or four different doctors, each of whom gave different advice on what treatment to pursue. …



The Power of Two

September 30, 2011

  When a doctor tells a patient they have cancer, they take great pains to explain the situation.  The better docs will use lay-language and talk about treatment plans and next steps.  More often than not, however, it is a wasted convers …



In Isolation

September 9, 2011

I have been thinking lately about how melanoma can isolate people.  Any life changing event does this to some degree.  Have a baby, win the lottery, lose a job, lose a parent.  It all can isolate. Even though we seldom walk these paths a …