Hello from PUGTATO HQ! I can't wait to update on what's been cooking here. As you know, it's been some time since my last post- it's been a whirlwind of really exciting developments for me personally and professionally. Updates on that, soon. Today I wanted to be sure to get a post out for all … Continue reading Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting 2017
Ovarian cancer makes me angry.
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.
Top Cancer Genetics Programs to AARP: Medical Interventions extend the life of BRCA carriers
Healthcare misinformation leads to fear, avoidance and worse medical outcomes for patients, even if intentions were good. Unfortunately, a lack of knowledge and poor editing led to a published article by AARP that has produced great outrage among BRCA carriers, patient advocacy groups and the physicians who work tirelessly for these patients. Today I want to … Continue reading Top Cancer Genetics Programs to AARP: Medical Interventions extend the life of BRCA carriers
Missed opportunities: celebrities are not doctors.
One of the most challenging parts of my job is the misinformation that surrounds hereditary cancer and the celebrities who add to the problem. Celebrities have a large platform from which they can loudly and publicly share their views. Often times fans and the general public take celebrity views as scientific, medical truth. Case in point … Continue reading Missed opportunities: celebrities are not doctors.
Who would work for Myriad Genetics?
As we close out the 2013 year, I am re-blogging my most viewed post from 2013, which is actually my most viewed post of all time. It is my perspective of working for Myriad Genetics. I hope my message hits home this holiday season: that doing our best for others, every day, will never go … Continue reading Who would work for Myriad Genetics?