For many decades, the concept of recruiting the immune system to fight cancer was logical yet elusive, beautiful in theory, and in practice, disappointing and unrealized. That all changed on … Continue reading The redemption of immunotherapy
Cancer and the immune system
Intermittent fasting has been a buzz word of late. Does consuming fewer calories lead to a longer life? Does fasting starve cancer cells and improve cancer outcomes? Is intermittent fasting … Continue reading To fast or to … die sooner?
Did you know that you are an X-Man? I am, too. (In case you don’t know what X-Men are, they’re mutants who harbor mutations giving rise to “super” powers and … Continue reading We are all X-Men
You know your ABC’s, but what about your PCR? You know, Polymerase Chain Reaction. No, we’re not talking about nuclear meltdown. We are talking about DNA replication and amplification. This … Continue reading ABC’s and PCR… ?
Yes, CANCER DEATH RATES have been on the decline since 1999. Many of us have been believing the opposite. I’ve heard it many times myself, “More and more people are … Continue reading “Extra, Extra, read all about it!”
In real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. But with cancer, it’s more about cell type, cell type, cell type. Take for example, “breast cancer.” The breast is not … Continue reading Location, Location, Location
No, I’m not a mad scientist, and cancer is not “alive.” When I say “alive,” I mean that it does not have a brain. But I can see why some … Continue reading “It’s ALIVE !”
If you know how to drive a car, then you know how the immune system works, somewhat. Actually, you don’t even have to know how to drive. You just have … Continue reading Accelerator & Brakes
The extremely lethal and highly contagious Ebola virus strikes fear, appropriately, in most of us. The human immunodeficiecy virus (HIV) is another scary virus, but we’ve become pretty blasé about … Continue reading Be careful!! It’s CONTAGIOUS!
The Heisenberg Principle of Uncertainty states that you can’t eat your cake and keep it at the same time … sort of … okay, it doesn’t talk about cake exactly. … Continue reading The Heisenberg Principle of Uncertainty
There have been a lot of convincing imposters of this iconic pop star, which is a natural segue to cancer (what?). I mean, it has something to do with why … Continue reading Will the REAL Michael Jackson please step forth ?
Since when did the California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) have anything to do with cancer research? Well, if you ever find yourself shmoozing with a bunch of cancer research … Continue reading Are you a backseat driver?