Independence Day

Celebrate today! Wherever you are in this tough journey that is cancer, I hope you can take some time out to watch fireworks or listen to bands or eat a hot dog and just have fun. July is a special month of celebration for me, and it is even more so this year.  Twenty-five years ago…  Read More

ASCO Focuses on Personalized Medicine for Colorectal Cancer

Update from 2008 ASCO Meeting in Chicago Some thoughts from Kate Murphy. . . We’ve known for a long time that cancer isn’t one disease and that colorectal cancer isn’t one disease either.  Too often the only way to know if a treatment would work for a patient was to give it to them and wait. …  Read More

Colorectal Cancer Focus on ASCO Second Day

Update from 2008 ASCO Meeting in Chicago Some thoughts from Kate Murphy. . . A very full day at ASCO.  I began with by stopping for juice and a muffin in the Advocates’ Lounge, which is a special service provided by ASCO through their programs for people living with cancer via Cancer.Net. Advocate participation in the…  Read More

Cancer Specialists Meet at ASCO in Chicago

Update from 2008 ASCO Meeting in Chicago Some thoughts from Kate Murphy . . . I’m in Chicago for the 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting.  It’s huge!  More than 30,000 doctors and researchers from all over the world here to find out about the latest cancer research.