Why I’m sometimes tardy for the party…

I am a person who thrives on organization. The clothes in my closet are not only color coordinated, but are subdivided into categories such as sleeve length, textile pattern, and type of fabric. I’m one of the few standouts who prefer using day planners comprised of paper rather than electronic versions. I derive a deranged … Continue reading Why I’m sometimes tardy for the party…

What’s the one thing I absolutely cannot do my job without?

What tool is most critical for you to complete your job to your best and most efficient capability? If you’re a graphic designer, is it a lightning fast computer processor equipped with the latest software? If you’re a pilot, is it a state of the art turbine engine propelling a multi-million dollar aircraft? If you’re … Continue reading What’s the one thing I absolutely cannot do my job without?

Survival time isn’t the end…

Most owners of pets with cancer are fixated on the familiar phrase “survival time.” The words describe the approximate length of time a pet is expected to live following its diagnosis. Survival time is a meaningful endpoint to measure for humans with cancer, where death occurs as a natural part of disease progression. In veterinary … Continue reading Survival time isn’t the end…

A surprising risk of chemotherapy you may never have considered…

During the final year of my residency in medical oncology, I was required to give chemotherapy to my patients with cancer. One case that stands out is a cat I treated with intralesional chemotherapy for a recurrent fibrosarcoma. As a typical resident, I possessed an inappropriate level of enthusiasm about this task and I asked … Continue reading A surprising risk of chemotherapy you may never have considered…