If You’ve Been Diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer, You Must Read This…

  Know Your Tumor provides eligible pancreatic cancer patients and their oncologists with information about the biology of their tumor. So far, nearly 50 percent of Know Your Tumor reports have highlighted information that may be helpful as patients and their oncologists make treatment decisions. These options include clinical trials...


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...


Hope In A Mouse Kept Us Afloat

                  I am truly honored to have been interviewed by Jennifer Couzin-Frankel of Science Magazine for the article she wrote on using animal models to guide patient care as this is where my family’s battle with cancer led us.  You can read Jennifer’s  article “Hope In A Mouse” by clicking here.  Thank you...


The 411 on Cancer Immunotherapy

  One of the most promising areas in cancer research and precision medicine today is “Immunotherapy“.  Credited as the first therapy ever proven to extend the lives of patients with metastatic melanoma, immunotherapy is changing the way some cancers are treated.   Here’s the dealio (as my daughter always says)…  Immunotherapy refers to a class of...

Personalizing YOUR Cancer Treatment (part 4): Do you know your cancer biomarkers?

In the near future, instead of saying, “I have breast cancer,” a patient will say something like , “I have a HER2-positive carcinoma with a KRAS mutation.”  Cancer will be defined by it’s own unique molecular profile and biomarkers rather than the body part where it originated. To learn more about the...


Personalizing YOUR Cancer Treatment: Questions to Ask Your Oncologist

Molecular profiling to identify cancer biomarkers has the potential to identify new treatment options for your cancer. As with any treatment selection, you and your Oncologist need to work together to determine what will work best for your particular situation. Below are questions you can ask your Oncologist to begin...


What Does It Mean to Personalize Your Cancer Treatment? (part 2)

  FACT:  Over the past 40+ years, oncologists have taken a “one size fits all” approach to treating cancer.  The only efforts at personalization have been to tailor specific chemotherapies to the original location of the cancer.    FACT:  We know that two people with the same cancer diagnosis often times...

Personalizing Your Cancer Treatment (part 1)

  I’ll never forget the heartbreaking moment when we heard Alan’s cancer was not cureable. In fact, my heart just skipped a few beats as I recall that day. One of my very favorite doctors (Dr. David Sidransky of Champions Oncology) told us not to give up hope. He explained...


Champions Oncology & Sarcoma

  I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the organizations I write about in this blog; others I wish I had known about during our “cancer journey”; and still others, although not relevant to Alan’s cancer are fantastic resources that can help others in their fight against cancer....



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