Saturday, August 22, 2009

Larry King

If you missed last night's Larry King Live, here is a transcript:
The whole show was about prostate cancer.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Proton Cancer Therapy Accelerates

Interesting news story on

" research being developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which could reduce the size of proton accelerator machines from that of a football field to that of a traditional X-ray machine, could soon make proton therapy more easily accessible to all."

off topic: cool music video

Stand By Me from Mike Yates on Vimeo.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

How to Estimate Your Prostate Cancer Cure Odds

I've just written an article on eHow that summarizes the tools (nomograms, tables, etc) that help you predict how far prostate cancer has spread, and the likelihood of successful primary treatment. "How to Estimate Your Prostate Cancer Cure Odds"

Friday, August 7, 2009

Lack of volunteers impedes cancer research

An important article from the New York Times, a paper that should be commended for its excellent coverage of cancer over the past few years.

Forty Years' War - Lack of Study Volunteers Hobbles Cancer Fight


There are more than 6,500 cancer clinical trials seeking adult patients, according to, a trials registry. But many will be abandoned along the way. More than one trial in five sponsored by the National Cancer Institute failed to enroll a single subject, and only half reached the minimum needed for a meaningful result, Dr. Ramsey and his colleague John Scoggins reported in an editorial in the September 2008 issue of The Oncologist.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

How to Choose a Cancer Center (ehow)

I have just published a quick guide on finding a top cancer center near you (for those of you in the U.S.)