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Technology in Medicine – Like it or Not, Here it Comes

Technology is moving fast – whether it’s in the world of hand-held devices, TVs, or healthcare. But unlike your teenager’s urgent pleas to acquire the latest iPhone, or your spouse salivating over a mammoth flat-screen, there is a lot more at stake when trying to harness technology in healthcare. Moving...


The Future of Cancer Care is Now

At one of the largest cancer conferences in the world, a debate was scheduled about “Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) – Is It Right for Every Patient?” But in the end, the question at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting and conference June 1 wasn’t is it right,...


New Technology Could Help Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

The Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Cancer Institute and the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center are working together to test technology that could improve quality of life and outcomes for head and neck cancer survivors. An abstract written by a wide range of clinicians, including MSK Assistant Attending Outcomes Research Scientist...


Breast Surgeon: Why Komen Race Inspires Me

Once you have suffered the loss of a loved one to breast cancer, the battle against the disease can become very personal – even if you are a physician. “I have had friends and colleagues diagnosed with breast cancer,” said Camelia  Lawrence, MD, a breast surgeon and new Director of...


Colon Cancer: When it Comes to Screening, 45 is the New 50

When it comes to colon cancer screening, 45 is the new 50. The latest American Cancer Society guideline for colorectal cancer screening recommends that average-risk adults age 45 and older undergo regular screening. The previous guideline recommended that people without symptoms and without a family history of the disease wait...