September 2014

Building Trust and Giving Voice to the Patient's Wishes

September 23, 2014

Feature Story

Linda told me the too often heard story of a routine chest x-ray before surgery, and suddenly, the anxiety over having a gallbladder removed was overshadowed by the news that the x-ray revealed a large lung mass.

Clinical Considerations for Managing Refractory Multiple Myeloma

September 18, 2014

Feature Story

When patients with multiple myeloma relapse or become refractory to prior therapy, FDA approval of additional therapeutic options such as pomalidomide and carfilzomib was certainly welcome news.

Is it Time to Think Outside the Box?: New Approaches to Genetics Services

August 28, 2014

Genetic Counseling

The demand for genetic services has never been greater. Vast advances in genetic technology, Angelina Jolie's disclosure that she is a BRCA mutation carrier, and the Supreme Court ruling on gene patents have hurled genetic services into the mainstream. Since the Supreme Court ruling last year, the cost of germline (hereditary) genetic testing has plummeted and now includes panels of genes.