Surviving breast cancer: it’s not over even when it’s over

Reading time: 4 minutes Swetha Srinivasan “Congratulations, you are cancer free!” Hearing these words from the oncologist must come as an overwhelming relief to patients, as surviving a cancer diagnosis is one of the hardest things a person can do over their lifetime. Yet, beating cancer changes a person profoundly, and for many, the end …

Patterns in combat: Using old cues in the battle against cancer

Reading time: 5 minutes Manisit Das As humans, we are naturally programmed to recognize patterns. They help us detect cues in our surroundings and aid our decision making. We associate camouflage patterns with battle dress, assortments of red and green with the holidays; these recognition events help us to put things in boxes in our …