New Andrew Schorr Patient Power video features an interview with experienced cancer care social worker, Brianna Garrison, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Brianna discusses how she helps patients cut-through the clutter and focus on what's important to them. Tying-in with Danny Parker's recent Excercise and Multiple Myeloma series, Brianna discusses ways to
Earlier this month, I wrote a heartfelt post about the toll that ongoing chemotherapy can take on our bodies: Novel therapy agents never intended to be used indefinitely Allow me to share excerpts from that post to help jog your memory: Ten years ago when these drugs were being developed, I don’t think researchers anticipated
"We Have Put Too Much Emphasis On Survival Of The Pharmaceutical Companies & Not Enough Focus On The Survival Of The Patients!"
Yesterday's post referenced a number of readers who were critical of my "main stream" reporting concerning multiple myeloma related therapies. One of them, Margaret from Italy, makes this wonderful point in an e-mail I recieved from her a few days ago:In the words of Prof. Aggarwal, who works in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at
How does Dr. Durie feel about the M.D. Anderson study I mentioned yesterday? He was skeptical, to say the least! To review, I shared with Dr. Durie the results of a 700+ patient study, recently completed by M.D. Anderson oncologists in Dallas, showing a median survival rate of 9.7 years for transplant patients in CR
It is ironic that M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston would release their ground-breaking study results at the same time I would be facing a personal treatment decision directly related to that research. Thursday, my oncologist, Dr. Anderson, shared my blood work results with me. I was anxious to see him: It had been four