It may be impossible to make people happy when you have to say or recommend things they do not want to hear.
Why reading Kafka’s “The Trial” might comfort patients and enrich the work of oncologists.
William Ludwig was almost dead when he became Patient Number One in a radical new cancer treatment, one that’s just won the endorsement of F.D.A. advisors.
Calculated humility may be the difference between life and death.
Beating cancer might come from animals that evolved defenses against it.
Will mental health clinicians become liable for missing your latest Facebook post?
They’re uniquely susceptible to burnout and suicide—and creative writing seems to be a promising therapy for both.
A revised law could prevent another Henrietta Lacks situation.
Barmy ideas can gain a foothold just because of the prominence of the person voicing them.
How I avoid getting lost in the “what if”s of my life and focus on the lives of my cancer patients instead.
The evolution of the doctor-patient relationship.
Why most of the tobacco epidemic remains in our future.
At first I was tired of telling every curious soul that cancer took my eye, but then something changed.
A patient’s departure is a critique that can help you become a better doctor.
Cancer doctors are overworked, retire early, and attract fewer recruits than other specialties, leaving the rising cancer-patient population vulnerable. Here’s what must be done.
Inside the price tactics of the cancer industrial complex.