“The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer”

I just started reading one of the most interesting books I have recently enjoyed about the history of cancer. Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer," tells the narrative about the history of the search for ways to treat cancer and how it has been perceived. Dr. Mukherjee [...]

Where We Are – The Changing Struggle of Cancer Survivors in the War

We have now been in this intense war against cancer for over 40 years and in many ways we still are losing. We have won some battles and some battles looked as though we were winning until that cancer enemy managed to sneak up behind us and have that last laugh. But, we have also [...]

Mourning Our Loss

I am truly saddened by the passing of Senator Edward Kennedy, a giant in the area of advocacy for people with cancer and for health care policy. Senator Kennedy’s concerns always included not only his home state of Massachusetts, but all Americans no matter from what state they lived. Senator Kennedy, as a passionate anti-cancer [...]

The Senate Approves Additional Funding For Cancer Research

Today we can all celebrate because the Senate voted overwhelming to pass a supplemental appropriations bill that includes additional funding for cancer research. In a 75-22 vote, senators approved $400 million in additional funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The effort to approve this legislation was spearheaded by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA). We [...]