Posts Tagged ‘breast cancer’

Pink Ribbon: Why I Don’t Like the Breast Cancer Pink Ribbon

Icon Written by Alex on October 14, 2012 – 3:06 pm

Yesterday I played poker with Jake LaMotta, otherwise known as the Raging Bull, the comedian Doug Stanhope, and three of Jake’s friends. So, kind of a normal day around here. My afternoon is something I certainly will write about in one fashion or another. But I’ll have to do it later because I am running […]

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Clinical Trials Scams, Heroes and Hope – June 23, 2009

Icon Written by Alex on June 23, 2009 – 9:39 am

There’s a fascinating mix of stories in the news today… an Indonesian doctor who has settled in Providence, Rhode Island was inspired by cowboy movies to work in clinical trials trying to cure sepsis, the 10th leading killer in the U.S. … a “doctor” in Clearwater, Florida meanwhile was dispensing pills and exams as part of a clinical trial – the only problem is that he isn’t licensed to practice medicine in the United States – which begs the questions, “Do you have to be an actual doctor to work a clinical trial if the protocol doesn’t specifically state that?” Hmmm … In Ireland doctors are hailing the arrival of clinical trials to study breast cancer treatments as a step forward in helping patients combat the disease, which alone raises serious questions about how trials are regarded in the Irish medical community … Oh, I will be interviewed later today about Chasing Medical Miracles by Celeste Quinn on the Afternoon Magazine show for Illinois Public Media. Here’s a link to the show – – and I will also post one directly to the interview tomorrow.

Movies lured him to US; now he’s corralling a killer – Providence Journal – Providence, RI, USA – By G. Wayne Miller Dr. Yow-Pin Lim has received federal authorization to begin human clinical trials of a drug developed by his company to treat sepsis … See all stories on this topic

Clearwater man accused of posing as doctor – Tampa Tribune – Tampa, FL, USA – One woman who had been diagnosed with a degenerating disk found the office after searching on the Internet in October 2007 for clinical trials involving … See all stories on this topic

Clinical trials ‘benefit’ patients – Irish Times – Dublin, Ireland – HEALTH NEWS: MANY IRISH breast cancer patients are benefiting from being able to join clinical trials that were not available in this country before … See all stories on this topic

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