Picking The Lock…

Most everyone has heard the old adage that the three most important things in real estate are “location, location, location”.  If you were to use a similar approach for cancer therapeutics it might be “specificity, specificity, specificity”.  To my mind, ‘specificity’ may be the single most important attribute for any cancer therapeutic to be maximally effective, and therefore the search for absolute specificity is in many ways the Holy Grail of cancer research. Why do …

     

Slash and Burn and Poison????

In my travels across the country over the past 20 years or so, one of the most common questions I got was “where’s the progress?”  Or “are we really making any progress?”.  After all, people often said to me “it’s 50 years later and were still slashing and burning and poisoning”, meaning that we are still using surgery, radiation and chemotherapy as the basic modalities of our therapeutic armamentarium. Since I am not a physician, …

     

How This Blog Came To Be

Step ONE: Retire so that you have time to do this 🙂 I know that this blog is meant to be all about research, and not all about me, but given my current transition into “retirement” from my active employment at the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI), I thought that this was a good opportunity to kick-start the blog and get this out of the way 🙂 This …