8 Truths You Need to Know About Cancer

On March 26, 2015, we partnered with The National Foundation for Cancer Research, WETA-TV 26 and Kaiser Permenante to host a screening of Ken Burns Presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies  followed by an Expert Panel Discussion moderated by yours truly Robyn Stoller of CancerHawk.  Soon we will have footage from the...


Store My What??? STORE MY TUMOR, please….

FACT:  Two people with the exact same cancer diagnosis can and do respond differently to the exact same treatment regimens.  Each person is unique and so is their cancer. FACT:  When you match the RIGHT targeted therapy or chemotherapy to the RIGHT tumor, tumors can shrink & hopefully the cancer...


What is Personalized Cancer Treatments?

  I am a HUGE proponent of personalized medicine and individualized cancer treatments that use molecular profiling, biomarker testing, or any testing that can help doctors treat your specific cancer.  You see, no two people are alike… and no two cancers are alike.  The more commonly used “standard of care”...

Questions EVERY Cancer Patient Should Ask Their Doctor…

Most people have heard the terms “molecular profiling”, “biomarkers” and “personalized medicine”. But what exactly do these terms mean and how can they affect a specific person’s cancer treatment? One of the best resources I’ve found to explain these concepts is MyCancer.com. It was created specifically for cancer patients and...


WTF is SNaPshot?

SNaPshot is a new genetic test that looks for mutations in key genes of patients with cancer so they can be given the most effective drugs possible.  Just as each person has their own unique DNA, each person’s tumor (or cancer) has it’s own unique genetic composition.  This test will...


Picking the Cancer Treatment That Works Best for YOU

Cancer Connect is an AMAZING, innovative online network for people with cancer & their caregivers.  And they host FREE, educational webinars called “Web Chat with the Experts“.  It’s an unbelievable opportunity to learn from and get your questions answered by leading medical experts. And I’m beyond excited about this…. my very favorite...


Is My Cancer Different from Yours?

  If you’ve been reading CancerHAWK for a while, you know that I’m a HUGE proponent of molecular & biomarker testing and taking a personalized approach to treating cancer.  It wasn’t until we were on the wrong path with Alan’s chemo treatments that we even really understood that two people...


Great info on Biomarker Testing

If you’ve been reading CancerHawk for a while, you know that I am a HUGE proponent of personalized medicine & biomarker testing or genetic profiling of tumors when possible.  There’s a GREAT resource for information on biomarker testing from Cancer: It’s Personal.  I love their Discussion Guide for intelligent questions...

Cancer Genetics Redefine How Cancer is Treated

  Not so long ago, if you had cancer, it was said that you had either blood cancer OR solid cancer.  Today, cancer is diagnosed according to where it is found on the body… breast cancer is initially found in the breast; lung cancer in the lungs; brain cancer in...




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