A patient develops symptoms that cannot be explained. The doctor orders a myriad of tests to discern the cause. If cancer is suspected, the patient… Read More »A New Blood Test Tries to Detect Cancer Sooner
Brittany Avin is a Ph.D. candidate in molecular biology and genetics. She is a cancer survivor, cancer researcher, and cancer advocate who’s passionate about closing the communication gap between patients, clinicians and researchers.
The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) recent change to the definition of a clinical trial will go into effect later this month. The change, done… Read More »Understanding NIH’s New Definition of a Clinical Trial
“It is absolutely impossible!” While the student next to me was the one to vocalize an incredulous attitude, everyone was thinking it. We were in… Read More »The Fate of Science Rests on Our Ability to Communicate
When scientists and clinicians hear the words “clinical trial”, we may think of hope, discovery, and a new chance at life. But for racial and… Read More »Understanding Disparities in Clinical Trial Enrollment
Children who experience traumatic experiences are known to have long-term negative health effects, including mental, behavioral and physical issues. Mindfulness interventions have proven successful in… Read More »Practicing Mindfulness May Help Negate Long-Term Negative Effects of Trauma in Children