Hi There, I Write Your Stories, I Mean ‘Our Stories’
I write stories about my coworkers. Collectively known as "Our Stories," a new one publishes in my organization's newsletter every other week. Yesterday, the newsletter published a story I wrote about . . . myself. Here is that story with some redactions.* * *Every morning after waking, I prime my body and mind for the day: meditate for 20 minutes, perform 20 pull -ups, and then jump on a mini trampoline while singing whatever pops into my head. I then move to the kitchen where I prepare four eggs mixed with hot sauce and grated cheddar on a pan coated with butter, and pour-over coffee. Once my breakfast is ready, I enjoy it at my desk while reading the n ews. Fifteen minutes later, I set the empty plate aside, bring my mug closer, and repeat a mantra that primes me for what comes next: writing. No email, notifications or distractions of any kind, just writing.I thrive on routines. If my day consists of writing, coffee and an adventure, then that ’s a perfect day I could live repeatedly. Photo taken on July 2, 2017, while hiking with friends at Mary’s Rock in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. In the photo I am holding forearm crutches which give me freedom to explore the world despite not having a left hip bone. Photo by Heather Durosk o.Writing is solitary. It ’s just me, a giant coffee mug, a laptop, and Daft Punk playing through my 15-watt Bluetooth speaker.This is my craft, which I chose without realizing it. That unconscious decisi...
This debate pack outlines progress so far in implementing the cancer strategy and provides statistics on survival rates and the NHS cancer workforce. It also collates commentary and analysis from official, parliamentary and third sector organisations.
ABSTRACT Deciphering the complex milieu that makes up the tumor microenvironment (TME) and the signaling engaged by TME cytokines continues to provide novel targets for therapeutic intervention. The IL‐6 family member Oncostatin M (OSM) has recently emerged as a potent driver of tumorigenesis, metastasis and therapy failure, molecular programs most frequently attributed to IL‐6 itself. In a recent issue of The Journal of Pathology, Kucia‐Tran et al. describe how elevated Oncostatin M receptor (OSMR) expression results in a feed‐forward loop involving the de novo production of both OSM and OSMR to facilitate aggress...
This NIHR Signal finds that for western high-income countries such as the UK, an estimated 15% to 16% of cancers could be avoided by preventing diabetes, obesity or excess weight. Although the links between high BMI, diabetes and cancer have been known for some time, this study presents the first calculations of attributable risk for 175 countries. This represents the proportion of cancers that could be prevented if the risk factors were eliminated.
According to this study: Current or recent users of hormonal contraceptives are at higher risk for breast cancer than women who have never used hormonal contraceptives.The risk increases with the duration of use.
Oncology Nurses' Knowledge, Confidence, and Practice in Addressing Caregiver Strain and Burden . Oncol Nurs Forum. 2018 Mar 01;45(2):187-196 Authors: Irwin MM, Dudley W, Northouse L, Berry DL, Mallory GA Abstract OBJECTIVES: To describe nurses' practices, confidence, and knowledge of evidence-based interventions for cancer caregiver strain and burden and to identify factors that contribute to these aspects. . SAMPLE & SETTING: 2,055 Oncology Nursing Society members completed an emailed survey. . METHODS & VARIABLES: Pooled analysis of survey results. Variables included the bas...
ConclusionIt is feasible and safe to use this novel, flexible, single‐arm robot in performing a transoral robotic radical tonsillectomy and retropharyngeal lymph node dissection.
CONCLUSIONS: The combination of TBx and SBx achieved the best results for the detection and prognosis of PCa-s. The use of SBx alone would have missed the detection of PCa-s in 12% of patients. PMID: 29463177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Low-dose brachytherapy offers good short- to intermediate-term cancer control in selected men with localized PCa. Further studies are needed for safety analyses and for comparison with other treatment modalities. PMID: 29463165 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
A Queensland mother-of-two went through menopause at just 32 after she had both of her ovaries removed due to a high-risk of cancer.
Athanasios Blanas, Neha M. Sahasrabudhe, Ernesto Rodr íguez, Yvette van Kooyk, Sandra J. van Vliet