The need for trauma-sensitive cancer care.
Researchers need to widen their focus on the micro-environments in which cancer thrives.
How My Cancer Patient’s Scary Father Emotionally Scarred Me
It may be impossible to make people happy when you have to say or recommend things they do not want to hear.
The Kafkaesque Process of Cancer Diagnosis
Why reading Kafka’s “The Trial” might comfort patients and enrich the work of oncologists.
This Man’s Immune System Got a Cancer-killing Update
William Ludwig was almost dead when he became Patient Number One in a radical new cancer treatment, one that’s just won the endorsement of F.D.A. advisors.
How I Coaxed a Western Medicine Skeptic to Get a Biopsy
Calculated humility may be the difference between life and death.
What Medicine Is Learning from Animals That Resist Cancer
Beating cancer might come from animals that evolved defenses against it.
Getting Googled By Your Doctor Is the New Normal
Will mental health clinicians become liable for missing your latest Facebook post?
The Dark Similarity Between Cancer Docs and Soldiers
They’re uniquely susceptible to burnout and suicide—and creative writing seems to be a promising therapy for both.
Why the Ethical Rules of Human-Subjects Research Need a Fresh Look
A revised law could prevent another Henrietta Lacks situation.
The Pressures and Perks of Being a Thought Leader
Barmy ideas can gain a foothold just because of the prominence of the person voicing them.
A Little Paternalism in Medicine Is a Good Thing
The evolution of the doctor-patient relationship.
The Advantages of the Compartmentalized Life
How I avoid getting lost in the “what if”s of my life and focus on the lives of my cancer patients instead.
What Living with an Eye Patch in a Big City Taught Me
At first I was tired of telling every curious soul that cancer took my eye, but then something changed.
To a Cigarette Maker, Your Life Is Worth About $10,000
Why most of the tobacco epidemic remains in our future.
Why Did My Patient Leave Me?
A patient’s departure is a critique that can help you become a better doctor.
Why Cancer Drug Prices Keep Rising in the U.S.
Inside the price tactics of the cancer industrial complex.
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