The language of cancer care and “survivorship”

Every year it raises its head again ... the way we often use militaristic and emotional language to describe the experience of dealing with cancer ... not just as patients and caregivers but as researchers and physicians too. This time the message comes from my friend Howard Wolinsky, a Chicago-based journalist who writes regularly on …

On “precision” and “personalized” medicine …

"Personalized medicine" and "precision medicine" have become two of the medical "buzz-terms" of the 21st Century. However, they aren't the same thing at all. In all truth, "personalized medicine" has been with us since Hippocrates and earlier. Here's why. Every surgical procedure ever carried out is a form of personalized medicine, and every half-decent surgeon …