Bob Riter

Cancer and the Holidays

Posted December 17th, 2014

The first few months of living with cancer are weird. This sensation is even more intense during the holiday season.


Bob Riter

When the Boss has Cancer

Posted October 6th, 2014

I recently received a phone call that went like this: “My boss is struggling with cancer, but he clearly doesn’t want to talk about it or even acknowledge how ill he is. I’m concerned about him, but I’m also concerned about everyone else who works here.


Second Class Patients

Posted May 30th, 2014

There is a large group of people with cancer who may be having a very difficult time getting diagnosed and treated; it’s because they’re disabled.


I’ve got cancer and you want me to exercise??!

Posted May 17th, 2013

People undergoing cancer treatment can – and should – exercise! It can provide relief from fatigue, pain, weight gain, insomnia and a whole host of issues people commonly experience.


I wish u knew

I wish u knew… Genomics & Cancer

Posted October 29th, 2012

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


The Seasonal Flu Vaccine for People with Cancer [Repost]

Posted October 4th, 2012

Flu vaccine information is everywhere you turn these days, from the supermarket to the news. Many people with cancer may be wondering how they can best prevent getting sick and if they should be vaccinated against the flu, both seasonal and H1N1 (often called Swine flu). Here’s the facts…Flu vaccine information is everywhere you turn these days, from the supermarket to the news. Many people with cancer may be wondering how they can best prevent getting sick and if they should be vaccinated against the flu, both seasonal and H1N1 (often called Swine flu). Here’s the facts…


When A Beloved Pet Has Cancer… Interactive Webchat

Posted July 17th, 2012

[button link=”http://www.oncolink.org/types/section.cfm?c=22&s=69″]Learn more about Veterinary Oncology[/button] Date: August 7, 2012 Time: 12:30PM – 1:30PM EST Join us for a Q&A about cancer in animals. Our experts will address your questions about cancer in pets during a live webchat from the Oncology Department at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. If you have questions […]


Daily Cancer Risk Fact: Screening Tests

Posted April 29th, 2012

True or false: Cancer screening tests can detect only cancer Join us every day this month for a special project between Philly.com/health and OncoLink.


Christina’s Resource Roundup: Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Posted November 3rd, 2011

Did you know that November is National Pet Cancer Awareness month? I am a “pet parent” to three amazing dogs, two of whom do therapy work with me.


The Smoldering Cigarette Butt

Posted September 26th, 2011

Rodney Warner, JD A couple days ago, while driving to work, I saw it on the road. I was at an intersection, waiting for the light to turn green. It rained the previous night and the road was wet. The cigarette butt rolled silently on the damp road, blown by the wind. I guessed someone […]