Pat Riley, president and head coach of the Miami Heat, once said “There’s always the motivation of wanting to win. Everybody has that. But a champion needs, in his attitude, a motivation above and beyond winning.” Widely regarded as one of the greatest National Basketball League coaches of all time, Riley knows a thing or two about what it takes to be a champ.
Participating in clinical trials is a lot like being on a sports team. For most of the time, there’s no way to know if the trial is winning, losing or even making a score. Participants’ commitment and endurance may be tested through extra travel and Continue reading →
mCancerPartner sat down recently with Daniel J. Clauw, M.D., a professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology and director of the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, to discuss new research findings about chronic breast cancer pain.
mCancerPartner: Sometimes breast cancer patients feel their physician is suggesting that their pain is “all in their head.” What would you say to that?
Dr. Clauw: Pain is very real. It’s “all in your head” only in the sense that we’re finding many of the triggers for pain actually begin Continue reading →
I often hear from callers “Why hasn’t cancer been cured?” It is true that a cure for cancer has not been achieved, but it is important to remember there have been major advances and discoveries in the treatment of cancer. Progress in cancer research and scientific discoveries have led to:
Decreases in the incidence of many of the more than 200 types of cancer
Cures for a number of these diseases
Higher quality and longer lives for many individuals who cancers cannot yet be prevented or cured
Unfortunately, research has taught us that cancer is anything but simple.
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