Muralist returns to cancer support center with paintbrushes — and a diagnosis

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By Robin Erb From: freep.com Kate Paul spends her days among swirls and textures, fairies and dinosaurs, stone towers, a crooked treehouse and a cityscape dangling in outer space. There are more than 800 square feet to paint here at Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit — walls and doorjambs and molding that wrap around corner after corner and stretch from floor …

Cancer patient’s compassionate use conundrum incites a social media ambush on BioMarin

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by Deanna Pogorelc Posted in MedCity News For the past seven years, Andrea Sloan has been battling ovarian cancer. Now, she’s waging a second battle – this one against BioMarin Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:BMRN) – after being denied access to an experimental drug she thinks is her last hope. And in the process, she’s raising some tough questions about the process of …

Breast cancer striking women in their 20s and 30s

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By Annie Goodman I hate cliches. This is the only one I find acceptable: knowledge is power. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 30 years old on February 29, 2012, I was completely in shock. I assumed the palpable lump I felt in my breast was a benign cyst and I had nothing to worry about. It literally …