Monthly Archives: October 2014

War on Cancer – AD 2014

“We believe that this crisis is largely a result of our own misconceptions about health. In our rush to aggressively treat anything labeled as “cancer,” even among older, frailer people with low-grade diseases who are much more likely to die … Continue reading

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Being Mortal – new book by Atul Gawande

Yes, it is already there. My copy of a new Atul Gawande’s book “Being Mortal”. I expect nothing else but immortal book about medicine. Even before reading the first page – a must read for all medical professionals.

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Cyclophosphamide post HSCT as sole immunosupression

http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/early/2014/09/29/JCO.2013.54.0625 Quite interesting paper. Summary: two doses of cyclophosphamide after HSCT lower occurence of GvHD when compared to standard immunosuppression. Somehow – not unexpected. Given how cyclophosphamide works in haploidentical HSCT and autoimmunediseaes. I just wonder can we do the … Continue reading

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The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

I just forgot to mention this book by Siddhartha Mukherjee. This is must read that will take you into the modern and not so modern history of cancer. I must read for doctors, students and patients. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor_of_All_Maladies

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4 years of blogging

It is hard to believe but this is already 4 years of blogging. After 6 weeks of training I am finally leaving US and heading home. I did meet some interesting people and refocused on what to do when I return … Continue reading

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