Tearing Down Cancer Data Silos


When I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2009, I ran to the Internet to learn as much as I could about it, its treatment, and of course, its implications. Article after article described how prostate cancer was invariably linked to an elevated PSA. I had been diligent about monitoring my PSA annually for the previous […]

Five Years and Counting


The ubiquitous 5-year benchmark of cancer survivorship dates back the 1960’s, when cancer of all kinds was usually detected only after it had metastasized (stage IV) and thus usually too late for effective treatment.  To be treated and then live for an additional five years with “no evidence of disease” (NED) gave a real poignancy […]