When Dealing With Cancer, “Loser” Language Doesn’t Work…

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I was very saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Roger Ebert. I, like so many around the world, was impressed and inspired at how he handled his own plight in the aftermath of his cancer surgery years ago that left him disabled and disfigured and unable to eat, drink or speak. And yet, despite his struggles he remained a dominant force in film criticism, blogging, writing (even cookbooks!) and inspired so many of …

     

“ASAP” – A Survivorship Action Plan – from Prostate Cancer Canada

While I would like to think that I taught him everything he knows, Dr. Stuart Edmonds might claim a bit of the credit for himself I hired Stuart for his first “real” job, i.e., after his postdoctoral work in Alberta to join me at the then National Cancer Institute of Canada. Stuart has since gone on to leadership positions at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance. He is currently the …

     

How Hard is it to Accurately Fill an IV Bag with Chemotherapy Drugs?

This story has been quite the front page news for a couple of days in Ontario and the rest of Canada as it came to light that over 1000 patients at 5 Canadian hospitals were UNDER-dosed with their chemotherapy drugs due to the IV bags apparently being overfilled with saline by the manufacturer and therefore being diluted. While bad, this is better than the opposite – having an overdose. Still my surmise is that there …