Tag Archives: Cancer

Innovations in cancer treatment: Biology is destiny

Breast cancer cells

The challenge of treating cancer Cancer. Such a formidable word. The big C, as some people call it. Finding a cure for cancer has been difficult — more so even than finding one for HIV, says medical oncologist Dr. Peter Rubin. “People spent the time to figure out what was driving HIV,”  he says. “Unfortunately, […]

When a child has cancer, what happens to the other children in the family?

Page from book

When Daniel’s dad tells him his sister Kate has cancer, he doesn’t understand. She doesn’t look sick. “Will she be better by Saturday for the parade?” he asks. Daniel and Kate are fictional characters in a book that Maine artist Sally Loughridge wrote and illustrated. But the scene has been played out for real in countless families. […]

Diagnosed with Cancer? Them’s Fighting Words.

Fight Back Festival logo

Back in 2005, Chris Kuhn and his colleague and friend Dave Langdon were trying to come up with a name for a celebratory lobster bake and bike ride they planned to host. They settled on Not Dead Yet, straight out of one of Chris’s favorite movies, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The Cancer Community Center Connection […]

Choose Love, Not Fear: Joe Semmes’ Top Ten List for Seriously Ill Cancer Patients

Joe Semmes

In 1996, Dr. B. Joseph Semmes, who goes by the name Joe, learned that he had a type of cancer of the pancreas called pNET or pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Not only is it rare — seen in approximately one percent of pancreatic cancers and three in one million of all cancers diagnosed — it’s also less aggressive […]