The Department of Defense's Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program has been an integral facilitator and supporter of cancer research since fiscal year 2009. This program facilitates high impact, innovative research to fund unmet needs in cancer research. Funding is granted only for initiatives that directly address the topics set forth by Congress. In Fiscal Year 2016, … Continue reading Protecting Pediatric Brain Tumor Research
Together voices are stronger. Together communities make change. This past May during Brain Tumor Awareness Month I had the great privilege to participate in the National Brain Tumor Society's Head to the Hill Event. Head to the Hill is a powerful advocacy event held yearly in Washington, D.C. During the two day event, 304 advocates … Continue reading Head to the Hill: Brain Tumor Patient Advocacy
Ovarian cancer makes me angry. Symptoms are vague, which means it is often diagnosed at a late stage and there are limited therapeutic options available for treatment. It's not fair. Let's look at the symptoms: Bloating Feeling full quickly Pain or pressure in the abdomen/pelvis Abnormal vaginal bleeding My guess is you have experienced all … Continue reading Ovarian cancer makes me angry.
Congratulations. You made it. You have become part of an exclusive club: you are an Oncology Sales Professional. Most likely, you've been in medical sales for a while. You knew you always wanted to be in Oncology. You enjoy a more clinical sale, you are not afraid of a challenge and you are over being a … Continue reading An Open Letter to Oncology Sales Professionals
Every marketer's dream is that their product becomes so integrated into your life, so ingrained into your daily activities, so necessary that it becomes a basic need. Week two of Stanford's Patient Engagement Design Course was lead by Nir Eyal, a consultant who's new book, "Hooked," focuses on real actionable ways to integrate user experience and … Continue reading Designing for Habit
A man sits on the ground, cold, covered by a thin blanket. People walk by in a hurry, pretending not to notice him. He is elderly. He is alone. I walk by and make eye contact. He says, "Good Morning." There is a sadness in his eyes. A look that tells me, he wants to … Continue reading Pressing Pause.
Breast Care for Washington is proudly featured in this year's "Gifts that Give Hope" alternative gift fair. The fair is an opportunity to shop for meaningful gifts this holiday season, with gifts starting as low as $5. Alternative gifts are donations to 15 local non-profits, and a card is provided that tells the recipient what … Continue reading Gifts That Give Hope
How time flies! It's been one year since I thought about starting this blog and purchased the pugtato.com domain. A lot has happened in a year, and I have spent some time reading some of my very first posts. It is a neat journey to see how my blogging voice has developed over time and … Continue reading One year in.