Here is my schedule of events next week for Sasquan (the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention) in Spokane, Washington. Hope to see you there! Kaffee Klatche Thursday 8/20 15:00 – 15:45, 202B-KK4 (CC) Science Reporting Friday 8/21 11:00 – 11:45, 302AB (CC) Anne Hoppe (M), Frank Catalano, Janet Freeman-Daily, Charlotte Lewis Brown Blinded by Pseudoscience […]

This is a reblog of a post I wrote on the #LCSM Chat site (used with permission). A July 23 article in Newsweek titled “The High Cost of Cancer Care: Your Money or Your Life?”  emphasizes a topic of increasing concern:  the escalating costs of new cancer drugs, and the toll this takes on patients […]

Below is the presentation I gave to the Virginia Mason Board of Directors in Seattle, Washington, on 14-July-2015. ———————————— Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today. I’ve been a patient of Virginia Mason since 1987, and am grateful for the excellent care I received and the wonderful healthcare providers I’ve come to […]

August 1, 2015 was the fourth-ever World Lung Cancer Day.  Conceived by  lung cancer survivor Betsy Thompson and supported through a grass-roots movement of patients and family members, this day honors those who have or had lung cancer.  I’m pleased to say it’s really taking off!  Over 40 proclamations recognizing August 1 as World Lung […]

Love this article!  It captures the feeling of living with metastatic cancer as a chronic illness instead of a terminal disease.  I may not have to write a book on the subject if more good articles like this one get published. The New Cancer Survivors via Psychology Today

This blog was originally published July 6, 2015 on my Cure Today blog. Like many cancer patients, you are part of connected health: by reading this blog, you are using technology like the Internet, computers and smartphones to access information about a disease or patient experience. This year the President’s Cancer Panel workshop series is […]

Tomorrow morning I fly out for another Monday PET-CT scan at University of Colorado (CU) in Denver. Tuesday I start cycle 35 of Xalkori on my clinical trial (cycle = 4 weeks). If my Tuesday clinic visit reports a clean scan, I’ll be almost 30 months NED on this targeted therapy. Because my injured left […]


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