Participating in a cancer clinical trial: a path rife with difficulties

Reading time: 4 minutes Swetha Srinivasan Cancer therapies, like all other medicines, only make their way to patients after the completion of a lengthy process of extensive research studies involving animals and then people to make sure that the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks. These final research studies in people are commonly known …

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 …