Do We Need More Money for Cancer Research? You Bet We Do!

Money Key

Earlier today Jacoba Urist wrote an article in The Atlantic entitled More Money Won’t Win the War on Cancer. In my mind, she wrote a very compelling piece, with one small exception: I think she got part of the conclusion basically wrong. First I have to get off my chest that I really don’t like the title and it’s reference to “winning” a “war” on cancer. I never liked the idea of a war on …

     

New Promise for Detecting Ovarian Cancers Earlier

Some very encouraging news broke today in the fight to detect ovarian cancers earlier. Often called “the silent killer” or the “disease that whispers” ovarian cancer often first presents itself when it is already at an advanced stage and when the prognosis is not very favourable. The irony is that women whose ovarian cancers are caught early in Stage I have excellent 5-year survival rates, in excess of 80-90%. In this case, the earlier the …

     

Research Funding: Are We Going Down the Wrong Path?

right-path

Two weeks ago the world lost one of its shining science stars, Canada lost an icon of international repute, and many of us (myself included) lost a friend and colleague when Dr. Anthony (Tony) Pawson died. I wrote about Tony on these pages at that time in a personal remembrance. Mine was not the only tribute, of course. A sample of some of the other heartfelt sentiments can be read here, here and here. But …

     

A Fond Remembrance of Dr. Tony Pawson

I was shocked beyond belief, and saddened beyond words this afternoon (August 8, 2103) to learn of the death the night before of Dr. Anthony (Tony) Pawson. The Toronto Star had this piece on Tony tonight, and no doubt there will be many more tributes flowing over the next days. But I wanted to give a bit of my own personal memoir of Dr. Tony Pawson. I have known Tony for at least 25 years, …