Getting cancer wrong indeed

Flipping through Newsweek’s cover story about “Solving Cancer”, my heart skipped a beat when I saw a math equation. It was not the bogus (x + y = -c) equation that they used in their cover art, that I cheekily used for this post’s art too. It was this guy: This was highly unusual! I … Continue reading

PSAdynia

A 65 year old healthy man, with no family history of prostate cancer, had a routine PSA of 4.7 μg/L. His digital rectal examination was normal. He became anxious and depressed. A transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy showed a single microfocus of prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia. He remains dispirited. A new disease entity was identified and termed … Continue reading

Taking the guesswork out of brain surgery

Trick to removing a tumor from the brain is knowing where to cut. You would assume that your incredibly smart neurosurgeon would be able to tell the difference between brain and tumor. Cut out the tumor. Leave in the brain. Sounds simple, right? It turns out to be not that simple. Lets talk about where … Continue reading

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