Head to the Hill: Brain Tumor Patient Advocacy

Head to the Hill Brain Tumor Advocacy

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

National Cancer Institute SEER Cancer Statistics Review: 2015 Updates

NCI SEER data update 2015

The NCI published updated SEER Cancer Statistics data today, April 23, 2015. The data is now current through 2012. SEER stands for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program.  The SEER cancer statistics review is a report of, "the most recent cancer incidence, mortality, survival, prevalence, and lifetime risk statistics." This data is helpful in tracking population … Continue reading National Cancer Institute SEER Cancer Statistics Review: 2015 Updates

Six Family Health History Resources

FAMILY HEALTH HISTORY SIX RESOURCES

What you know can save you. Family health history is information about diseases that run in your family and other factors like diet and lifestyle that may affect your family's health. Knowing this information can help you and your physician partner together to develop a personalized health management plan. In fact, you may be able to … Continue reading Six Family Health History Resources

I was there: The Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Gene Patents.

myriad gene patent hearing

Living in Washington, D.C. means I am fortunate to be close to a lot of interesting moments in American History.  This past Monday was no exception.  Monday, April 15th, the oral arguments were held for the Association of Molecular Pathology (lead by the ACLU) vs. Myriad Genetics. The hearing challenged some of Myriad's patents related … Continue reading I was there: The Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Gene Patents.