Cancer Research

7 Scientists Who Are Transforming The Way We Treat Cancer

Women scientists have transformed biomedical research with their discoveries and we need their leadership to bring life sciences into the future. Most people are well aware of the fact that women in science are underrepresented at most research institutes. Scrutinize the percentage of academic department chair and leadership positions that are occupied by women--the numbers [...]

2017-06-19T15:24:39+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Cancer Research, Education, Research|0 Comments

The Cancer of The Great Lakes

In honor of Great Lakes Week, I’ve chosen to highlight environmental and conservation issues affecting the Great Lakes Coastal Region in this blog post. Collectively, the five Great Lakes--Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, and Lake Ontario--provide drinking water to more than 35 million people across eight states and two Canadian provinces, including [...]

David Kinnear: Doctors Are Divided Over Data Sharing

In California, pathologists at a dozen hospitals throughout the state are part of an ongoing pilot project — the first of its kind in the United States — in which they are reporting cancer diagnoses in real time to the California Cancer Registry. To ensure the information being collected is accurate and compiled in a [...]

David Kinnear: Giving Tuesday: A Social Media Campaign To Support Cancer Research

Albert Einstein was 26 years old when he derived the equation E = mc2. Niels Bohr was 28 when he proposed his theory of the atom. Barbara McClintlock was 29 when she discovered that chromosomes form the basis of genetics. Ten years ago, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) issued a report highlighting the obstacles that [...]

David Kinnear: To Tell Or Not To Tell: Opening Up About Your Chronic Illness

As a celebrity who became ill at the height of his fame, Lou Gehrig is considered to be the “first modern [medical] patient,” according to Barron H. Lerner. Lerner believes the movie about Gehrig’s illness and ALS diagnosis, The Pride of the Yankees, set the modern standard for celebrity deaths with its theme of “unabashed [...]

2017-06-19T15:24:42+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Blog, Cancer Research, David Kinnear|0 Comments

David Kinnear: Economic Solutions: Investing in Cancer Research

It is not uncommon for pharmaceutical companies to see cutting-edge research as a high-risk venture. For this reason, more pharmaceutical companies are choosing to allocate fewer resources to the development of novel drug therapies to fight cancer. Innovative medical research takes time; scientists often spend years in the lab before their work yields a breakthrough. [...]