Probably the most important reason we are seeing more cancers than before is because the population is ageing overall. And cancer is an age-related disease.
When you immerse yourself in medicine you realise that hope is not absolute. It's not that simple.
Postwar U.S. was the world's leader in science and technology. The investment in science research was staggering.
Sandeep Jauharâ€™s Doctored is a passionate and necessary book that asks difficult questions about the future of medicine. The narrative is gripping, and the writing is marvelous. But it was the gravity of the problemâ€”so movingly toldâ€”that grabbed and kept my attention throughout this remarkable
One swallow is a coincidence, but two swallows make summer.
I think the cardinal rule of learning to write is learning to read first. I learned to write by learning to read.
History repeats, but science reverberates.
Pharmacology is benefited by the prepared mind. You need to know what you are looking for.
Could your medicine be a cell, not a pill? Could your medicine be an organ that's created outside the body? Could your medicine be an environment?
There's a rising cancer trend and, as I said, one of the major contributors is the overall ageing of the population - we aren't dying of other things, so we're dying of cancer.
Pharmacology is benefited by the prepared mind. You need to know what you are looking for. Siddhartha Mukhe
There is a duality in recognising what an incredible disease it is - in terms of its origin, that it emerges out of a normal cell. It's a reminder of what a wonderful thing a normal cell is. In a very cold, scientific sense, I think a cancer cell is a kind of biological marvel.
I think the way we think about cancer, the way we treat cancer, has dramatically changed in the last century. There is an enormous amount of options that a physician can provide today, right down from curing patients, treating patients or providing patients with psychic solace or pain relief.
What does it mean to be an oncologist? It means that you get to sit in at a moment of another person's life that is so hyper-acute, and not just because they're medically ill. It's also a moment of hope and expectation and concern.
All cancers are alike but they are alike in a unique way.
Most days, I go home and I feel rejuvenated. I feel ebullient.
What we do in the laboratory is we try to design drugs that will not just eradicate cancer cells but will eradicate their homes.
Down to their innate molecular core, cancer cells are hyperactive, survival-endowed, scrappy, fecund, inventive copies of ourselves.
I am a scientist and I am a physician. So I write papers. Siddhartha Mukhe
Cell culture is a little like gardening. You sit and you look at cells, and then you see something and say, 'You know, that doesn't look right'.
This was yet another colonial fascination: to create the conditions of misery in a population, then subject it to social or medical experimentation.
It was Disney World fused with Cancerland.
The point is you have to break the ice with viewer.
Cancer's life is a recapitulation of the body's life, its existence a pathological mirror of our own. Susan Sontag warned against overburdening an illness with metaphors. But this is not a metaphor. Down to their innate molecular core, cancer cells are hyperactive, survival-endowed, scrappy, fecund,
If the history of medicine is told through the stories of doctors, it is because their contributions stand in place of the more substantive heroism of their patients.
A positive attitude does not cure cancer, any more than a negative one causes it.
A breast cancer might turn out to have a close resemblance to a gastric cancer. And this kind of reorganization of cancer in terms of its internal genetic anatomy has really changed the way we treat and approach cancer in general.
Good physicians are rarely dispassionate. They agonize and self-doubt over patients. Siddhartha Mukherje
Cancer was not disorganized chromosomal chaos. It was organized chromosomal chaos
We don't know why, but pancreatic cancer has a very interesting physiological link to depression. There seems to be a deep link, and we don't know what it is.