How cancer genomics is transforming diagnosis and treatment

From Nature Outlook, 25 March 2020: When cancer was first described by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, he identified just two forms: the non-ulcer-forming carcinos and the ulcer-forming carcinoma. In the late nineteenth century, physicians found, with the help of the microscope, that cancer had multiple cellular forms. Now, technology is once again transforming our Continue reading How cancer genomics is transforming diagnosis and treatment

Life beyond the pain of sickle cell disease

From Nature Outlook, 13 November 2014: At first glance, a child with sickle-cell disease may appear healthy. But what you cannot see — and what dominates the child’s life — are bursts of searing, crippling pain that strike without warning. These episodes require trips to hospital, and even the highest doses of the most powerful Continue reading Life beyond the pain of sickle cell disease