Monthly Archives: June 2018

Determining a drug response: Pharmacogenomic testing can guide dosing and prevent serious adverse reactions

This article appeared in Genome in June 2016 The pain was too intense to ignore. Sixteen years later, Tony Cirrincione still remembers it. He was on a weekend ski trip, and he staggered into the ski lodge, leaving his wife in charge … Continue reading

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Teen suicide: The time for secrecy is over

This article appeared on WebMD.com in July 2017. July 25, 2017 — As a freshman at Northview High School in Duluth, GA, 15-year-old Will Trautwein was a leader among his army of friends, says his father, John. He had good … Continue reading

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A New Lease on Life: Treatments Are Extending Life Expectancies for Patients With Multiple Myeloma

This article appeared in CURE magazine in March 2016. Sixty-two-year-old Carolyn Higgins went to see her longtime primary care doctor because something just wasn’t quite right. A self-described type A personality, Higgins was a passionate and energetic saleswoman. She couldn’t wait to knock … Continue reading

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Searching on all fronts: Changing the outlook for those with pancreatic cancer

This article first appeared in CURE magazine in March 2016 Sue Adkins gets two shots, one right after the other, every day. When she’s at the construction company in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, where she’s worked as a bookkeeper for 30 years, … Continue reading

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A virtual refuge from real pain

This article first appeared on WebMD.com in December 2014. Dec. 11, 2014 — Luke Moore spent 3 weeks in the burn unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA, while he recovered from second- and third-degree burns on his left … Continue reading

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