• Jeanne Erdmann

  • Sorting out the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’

    March 12, 2018

    In the early 2000s, Rick Kittles, a geneticist at the City of Hope in Duarte, California, was curious about a study from researchers in the… Continue Reading »

  • A Personal Attack

    January 2, 2018

    Gerald Rogers had no idea that prostate cancer had already spread to his bones. In 2012, the pain in his hips was so bad that... Continue Reading »

  • Outsmarting Colon Cancer

    July 5, 2017

    Jose Landa was looking for a change. He and his wife came to the U.S. from their home in Venezuela in 2001 because they wanted... Continue Reading »

  • Targeting Multiple Myeloma

    January 9, 2017

    Hutchins was first diagnosed in 2008 at age 47 with smoldering myeloma — an intermediate form of the disease — when he got suspicious blood... Continue Reading »

  • Advances in Melanoma Treatment

    June 23, 2016

    Erin Youngerberg loves to travel. Over the past 15 years she and a group of her college friends have been to many places: several countries… Continue Reading »

  • Pinpointing Diabetes

    January 11, 2016

    At first, Rick Cohen didn’t worry too much about his frequent nighttime trips to the bathroom. The problem started seven years ago, around the time… Continue Reading »

  • Biobanks and the Future of Genome Research

    September 30, 2015

    Six years ago, Gail Onderak of Rochester, Minnesota, was invited to join a community advisory board for an ambitious new biobank the nearby Mayo Clinic… Continue Reading »

  • How Personalized Medicine is Changing: Lung Cancer

    November 24, 2014

    Stephanie Dunn Haney never felt a sense of urgency about the pain on the right side of her chest. The discomfort only occurred when she... Continue Reading »

  • Written in the Blood

    August 24, 2014

    Cancer doesn’t always stay in one place. Often tumor cells break free and ride the bloodstream, settling in distant organs and changing the course of… Continue Reading »