Sometimes Big GAMBLES Really Pay Off…

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Twice in my career I have taken what I considered to be a big gamble. One where I didn’t really know what was going to happen to me down the path, but where I was willing to take a big risk. The first of these was in 1981, when fresh out of a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary Medical School I decided to turn down a faculty position at the University of British …

     

It’s Time to Dust Off the Cobwebs…

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This is not the kind of blog post I normally write, but for those of you who have been following this blog (assuming there are any of you left!) you will see that I have written very little (i.e. nothing) for many months now. For those who have been kind enough to inquire about my health and well-being, I thank you very much but I can assure you that I am very well indeed. I …

     

Conduct of Cancer Clinical Trials: Some FAQs

This week I was asked to be a guest “expert” on a wonderful website called “Talk About Health” to answer questions from participants on a few subjects related to cancer research funding, peer review, clinical trials research and so on. I was encouraged to cross-post my answers here and am enthusiastically doing so in case anyone interested missed it over there (here is my TalkAboutHealth page and the original posts). Yesterday I posed about research …