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Blending Art With Science
On April 7, 2018 over 100 people gathered at Boston Children’s Hospital for a special conference called Success Strategies for Individuals and Families Impacted by Fragile X. It was an inspirational day that included presentations by 2 fragile X researchers...
Blending Art With Science
Blending Art With Science
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A Bowl of Gratitude
I was introduced recently to Lynne Sarnoff-Christensen by
her cousin, and my friend Jeffrey Cohen. You see, she makes pottery and well, more
specifically she make “bowls of gratitude”. So of course, Jeffrey knew that I would hit it off with Lynne because he...
A Bowl of Gratitude
A Bowl of Gratitude
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My Biomedical Research Advocacy Continues
I have often written about the need for adequate research
funding and the challenge researchers have funding their labs. The cancer
researchers that I met over the past 4 years consistently told me they spend up
to 75% of their time fundraising - between wr...
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Why I joined FRAXA Research Foundation
In 2017, I joined FRAXA Research Foundation, a national nonprofit in Newburyport, MA as Director of Development and Community Relations. FRAXA’s mission is to find effective treatments and a cure for fragile X, the most common inherited cause of autism and ...
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A Leader in Innovation
Let me tell you about one of the most passionate, committed
cancer researchers I have ever met. I actually first met Johnathan Whetstine on
Twitter, in January of 2016. He started following me and I started following
him because we seemed to share and like ...
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The Role of Basic Research in Precision Medicine
MEET
JOHNATHAN WHETSTINE Me and Johnathan outside his lab in Charlestown, MA I had the
privilege of interviewing Johnathan
Whetstine , a cancer researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, at his
laboratory to get his perspective on precision medicine. Joh...
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Communication Between Cancer Patients and Researchers: Challenges and Opportunities
Taking The Mystery Out Of Cancer Research When I started working at the National Foundation for Cancer
Research, I was charged with educating our donors about the cancer research we
were funding. To do that, I felt it would be helpful to meet the actual
res...
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Community Building in the Age of Precision Medicine
When I was
diagnosed with lung cancer years ago, my wife (who is a nurse) told me that the
first thing I needed to do was to become my own advocate – to be proactive in
seeking information about my disease and my care strategy. Of course, this was
before th...
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"Get Your Affairs in Order?" Not So Fast
It wasn’t that long ago that a diagnosis of stage 4
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) was death sentence. Patients often heard
“I’m sorry, there’s nothing more we can do” or “it’s time to get your affairs
in order.” Unfortunately, too often that communicat...
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Targeting Mutations in Lung Cancer: EGFR
As I’ve previously written, the most useful biomarkers for
predicting the efficacy of targeted therapy in advanced NSCLC are genomic
alterations known as "driver mutations." These mutations occur in
cancer cells within genes encoding for proteins critical t...
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