Raphael (“Ralph”) Valle … R.I.P.

It has just been brought to our attention that Ralph Valle passed away on September 6 this year “after a long illness”, which we can assume to have been his prostate cancer. … READ MORE …

Chance and progress in the treatment of cancer

Those readers who have limited knowledge of how “translational research” often occurs and progresses (or fails) — particularly in the field of cancer therapy — might like to read this article by Rosenbaum in this week’s issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. … READ MORE …

FDA approves CAR T-cell therapy for treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Within the past few hours, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the very first form of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for the treatment of cancer — and this is also the first true form of gene therapy to be made available here in the US. … READ MORE …

Hiatus in new posts to the InfoLink site

Your sitemaster apologizes for a recent hiatus in new posts to the InfoLink site. He has been away from the office for the past 10 days dealing with some personal matters. He hopes to start “catching up” tomorrow!

On “Speaking the unspoken”

In his blog post from July 4 that just came to our attention, Dr. Craig Hildreth has (once again) hit the nail right on the head. There really are some physicians with truly outstanding communication skills!

What Tony Crispino does to pass the time when he’s bored (NOT!)

Many readers may be interested in this article about Tony Crispino (a regular commentator on this web site) and his activities as a prostate cancer advocate. It appeared a few days ago in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Scripps proton beam radiation therapy center files for bankruptcy

We have long been concerned that the number of proton beam radiation therapy (PBRT) centers being built here in the USA was way higher than could be justified by the real demand for such services. … READ MORE …