Groundhog Friends

Posted November 9th, 2012

I’m often asked how to be a friend to someone with cancer. I generally answer this question by encouraging them to be good listeners and to be present for their friend in every sense of the word. The best friends are what I describe as “groundhog friends.” Remember the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray? […]

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I wish u knew… Healthcare Affordability Act

Posted November 8th, 2012

Dr. Vapiwala discusses the Affordable Care Act and access to healthcare.

Why Aren’t They Doing More?

Posted November 7th, 2012

I sometimes get asked various versions of this question: “My father has advanced cancer, but they don’t seem to be treating him very aggressively. Why aren’t they doing surgery to remove the metastases in his lungs and liver?”

I Can Cope: Taking Charge of Money Matters

Session on SSI, disability, public benefits, working with cancer, advanced care planning & estate planning. Intensive session on Medicare and Cancer: What every cancer patient needs to know for open enrollment.

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I wish u knew… Knowledge is Power

Posted November 5th, 2012

Knowledge is power. Learning as much as you can about your cancer diagnosis gives you the tools you need to make treatment decisions.


Posted November 2nd, 2012

About three hundred miles to the northeast, my sister was being prepped for brain surgery.  She was in a Boston hospital…

Genevieve Hollis, MSN, CRNP, AOCN

What is the Future of Graduate Oncology Nursing Education?

Posted October 31st, 2012

Over the past few years, graduate oncology specific nursing education across the county has undergone some dramatic and controversial changes.

Grain of Salt

Posted October 30th, 2012

Who does all the research about what foods you should and shouldn’t eat to avoid cancer? I’ve often questioned how accurate all this nonsense is.

Brown Bag Web Chat: Focus on Blood Cancers

Posted October 29th, 2012

We will be presenting live from a panel discussion entitled “Navigating the Path to Wellness” at the Focus on Blood Cancers Conference.

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I wish u knew… Genomics & Cancer

Dr. Rustgi discusses genomics and cancer and translating laboratory research into clinical practice.