"Steve went from no options to new options. That's the most important message."
Joseph Rosenblatt, M.D., commenting on how SGN-35, a drug created using an antibody developed by colleague Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D., helped vanquish patient Steve Guarin's anaplastic large cell lymphoma, bringing him back from the brink of death. Guarin and Podack met for the first time on Nov.17.
"Student Meets Man Who Saved His Life"
The Miami Herald, Nov. 18
"I don't think I will let this ... change my recommendation. There is no research science in this recommendation, and that's a problem for me."
Joyce Slingerland, M.D., Ph.D., commenting on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force's highly controversial recommendation against routine annual mammograms for healthy women in their 40s.
"Experts Criticize New Advice on Mammograms"
The Miami Herald, Nov. 16
"The biggest expense in diabetes comes from treating the complications of the disease. If we can show that these interventions keep people from developing these complications, this could have an enormous impact."
Ronald Goldberg, M.D., discussing the results of a study suggesting that lifestyle changes resulting in long-term weight loss, even a few pounds, proved roughly twice as effective as drug treatment for preventing type 2 diabetes.
"Diet Beats Drugs for Diabetes Prevention"
WebMD, Oct. 28
"There are [genetic] tests that could be run on all of us. You need to understand why you're doing it. Make sure it's answering the question you want answered."
Jeffery Vance, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, speaking about the explosion in the availability of medical tests and people's responsibility to consider the need before submitting to them.
The Miami Herald, Nov. 3
"It's a ‘molecule to community' interaction. Unless the community understands the molecular changes that drugs (legal and illegal) produce on the brain, the best policy for treatment won't materialize."
José Szapocznik, Ph.D., commenting on the scientific effects of drugs on the brain and the need to understand and consider the effects when developing drug policy.
"Bad Policies Create Revolving Door for Addicts"
The Miami Herald, Nov. 1
"'Go Red Por Tu Corazon' is designed to tap into cultural traditions as a means to a healthier lifestyle, and provide Hispanic women and their families with the tools and resources needed to enjoy good heart health."
Luz Marina Prieto-Sanchez, M.D., commenting on the "Go Red Por Tu Corazon" campaign launched at this year's Latin Grammys to educate Latinas about their heart health.
"The American Heart Association Launches ‘Go Red Por Tu Corazon' at the Latin Grammys"
Reuters, Nov. 5