I Have Cancer. What’s New With You?

Posted March 23rd, 2012

Should I tell this anonymous person that I have cancer? Will she write “Bob Riter has cancer” in some computerized database? Can people with cancer give blood? 


Welcome to Machine

Posted March 21st, 2012

The inside of the circular opening of a CT machine. It obviously wasn’t new, a little grimy and stained. There was a familiar red light coming from the laser. I knew I shouldn’t look at it, so I closed my eyes. I had been asked if I’d had a CT scan before. I said I’d lost count.


The CancerLand Bookshelf: A Letter to John Green

Posted March 19th, 2012

I’m a reader who loves fiction, but when it comes to OncoLink and the blogging I do, fiction is not typically what I review. I guess I should also mention that I’m a 14 year breast cancer survivor and cancer books are my specialty. But for The Fault in Our Stars, I felt compelled to make an exception.


This Thing Called the Internet and the World Wide Web

Posted March 12th, 2012

Facebook launched in 2004. Google launched in 1996. Amazon launched in 1995. But in 1994, OncoLink was one of the 2,738 websites in the world. In 2012, there are an estimated 612,843,429 websites2. In 1994, you could access OncoLink with your blazing fast 28.8k Modem (3200 baud) (V.34). I’m proud to have been a member […]


Happy Birthday OncoLink!

Posted March 7th, 2012

OncoLink turns 18 years old this month!!! It is truly amazing to think how the Internet has changed the world since it was opened to the public in January of 1994. A visionary team launched OncoLink in March of 1994 and we have never looked back. The site stays true to its mission to empower patients, families, and healthcare providers with the most reliable cancer information on the Internet.


Christina’s Resource Round-Up March 2012: Co-Pay Assistance

Posted March 2nd, 2012

I know I promised this blog months ago – but you know how the holidays sneak up on you and then all of the sudden, IT’S MARCH! Well, as promised, here is my blog on co-pay assistance; better late than never. What is co-pay assistance? Co-pay assistance is financial assistance for co-pays for patients WITH […]


The Conception of OncoLink – A Perspective

Posted March 1st, 2012

By Joel Goldwein, MD Founding Editor of OncoLink I just finished Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, and while there is no comparison between the conception of OncoLink and the Apple story, there are remarkable similarities. Both, from a conceptual standpoint, were innovations that were arguably ahead of their times. Both were products of “environments […]


Brown Bag Web Chat: Head and Neck Cancer Q&A

Learn more about Head and Neck Cancers. Date: April 11, 2012 Time: 1:00-2:00 pm EST Join our expert panel for a question & answer session on Head and Neck cancers! Our experts will address your questions during the live event, or you can submit questions ahead of time. A transcript of the chat will be […]