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Cancer: What Scientists Know Vs. What the Public Believes

3 May 2018

Horror writer H.P. Lovecraft wrote in Supernatural Horror in Literature that “the oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”....

Why does California want to put a cancer warning on coffee?

5 Apr 2018

I’ve commented many times on what I think is a ludicrous piece of legislation in California known as Proposition 65. This requires that the public be informed by signs, as is the case on entering...

CancerSEEK: Is This the One Cancer Blood Test to Rule Them All?

1 Feb 2018

When it comes to cancer, I used to be convinced that early detection was where most of our efforts should go. I was appalled that so much money was being poured into developing therapeutics for...

Oprah for President?

12 Jan 2018

The U.S. is abuzz with chatter about Oprah for President. She makes a thoughtful, rousing, captivating speech at the Golden Globe Awards and people are ready to usher her into the Oval Office. But...

A Rat’s Nose

8 Jan 2018

The dog has been called man’s best friend.  But rats certainly have never been referred to in that endearing fashion.  Yet, they can save lives as well as dogs; maybe even better.  How?  By using...

“The Cure for All Cancers”? Maybe Not.

30 Nov 2017

The freedom of speech.  One of our most sacred rights.  Men and women are willing to die for it.  Unfortunately, they also die because of it.  Let me elaborate....

Dr. Ralph Steinman: The Nobel Prize Winning Scientist who Became his own Patient

27 Sep 2017

For over 100 years the Nobel Foundation has recognized outstanding individuals for contributions to their respective fields. The rules, however, stipulate that prizes cannot be awarded posthumously...

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