1. M

    Secondaries Submitted, WAMC as a cancer survivor?

    519 / 3.98 stats. Hello, I have been a lurker for a while. I just wanted honest opinions about my chance with top schools. I am an URM (latino male) and cancer survivor. I wrote about my ordeal and what I learned throughout the process. I have diverse research experience but no publications. I...
  2. Byakkz

    Cancer in medical school

    Treatment Done as of 3/10/2023!!!! Thank you all for reading and those who have reached out and shared their stories. Onward to finish the semester and move onto clinicals <3 ------------------- Hello I'm writing this in hope that who ever may be in my situation be inspired to stay strong. A...
  3. Akam ahz

    Patient with Oropharyngeal carcinoma

    Hi, In some case-solving problems in oral pathology, I came across this one: A 79 year- old man came to the clinic complaining from a pain when wearing his lower denture which he wears for 4 years now, he also complained from bleeding and difficulty in speaking. The first thing that came to...
  4. hachamor_persists

    Disease you wish you'd studied? (class project suggestions)

    (This is my first SDN post. If it's too far off-topic from applications which seem to dominate the conversation here, then let me know and I'll take it down ASAP!) For one of my courses we get to pair up to write a review article and do some presentations on (almost) any disease. Anyone have...
  5. Jorge Genis

    Vaccine against cancer: a progressive solution.

    The proposal of vaccines against cancer is presented in three stages, the first stage covers the research published by Moshe Reuven et al in the American Chemical Society in which a immunotherapy prevention is created, that, by using antigens and glyconanoparticles created by a biomimetic...
  6. WildWing

    What malignancy is this patient at risk for?

    A 17-year-old male is referred for colorectal cancer screening following his father’s diagnosis of metastatic colorectal cancer at the age of 47. He is asymptomatic and otherwise well. Colonoscopy reveals hundreds of adenomatous polyps throughout the colon, and he eventually undergoes a total...
  7. jg2021

    family situation in personal statement

    one of the main inspirations for me going into medicine was a situation i went through fairly early in life (9 or 10 years old). my grandmother, whom i was extremely close to, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and i went to rounds of chemo, dr appts, stayed by her side in the ICU when...
  8. D

    Thoughts on Stand-Alone Artificial Intelligence for Breast Cancer Detection in Mammography?

    The topic of AI in radiology has been discussed on this forum in detail. Is this new study an update to that discussion or just more noise? Stand-Alone Artificial Intelligence for Breast Cancer Detection in Mammography: Comparison With 101 Radiologists
  9. A

    Oncology/Urology Webinar

    ACRO: American College of Radiation Oncology Resident Committee Presents Low Dose Rate (LDR) Brachytherapy Thursday, September 6, 5:30 PT (8:30ET) Dr. Mack Roach (Radiation Oncology) and Dr. Katsuto Shinohara (Urology) Are you interested in Prostate brachytherapy? Don't get much LDR...
  10. A

    ACRO: RadOnc/Prostate cancer webinar with Dr. Mack Roach

    ACRO: American College of Radiation Oncology Resident Committee Presents Low Dose Rate (LDR) Brachytherapy Thursday, September 6, 5:30 PT (8:30ET) Dr. Mack Roach (Radiation Oncology) and Dr. Katsuto Shinohara (Urology) Are you interested in Prostate brachytherapy? Don't get much LDR...
  11. C

    Choosing type of research

    Hello, I am in a dilemma trying to choose the research lab I would want to work in. I received an offer from a traditional cancer research lab, where I would be doing things like dissecting mice. The lab has mainly premed undergrads. On the other hand, there is a lab which focuses more on the...
  12. F

    Where do I apply?! 3.88, 505 MCAT

    Hi I am trying to decide where to apply for MD medical schools. Where should I apply with these credentials and have a good chance of being accepted? GPA: 3.88 MCAT: 505 Extracurricular: College cheerleader/mascot Leadership: Assistant Director of a refugee soccer league Cancer Kid Camp...
  13. A

    Pancreatic cancer

    I noticed that hemoptysis is a symptom of pancreatic cancer. I thought this happens because, as the cancer grows, it compresses on the nearby blood vessels - but I don't understand how compression of abdominal blood vessels can cause hemoptysis. Could someone please explain this to me. Thanks!
  14. Prometheus123

    Aberrant crosstalk between signal transduction networks in Alzheimer's disease

    Hello, Would anyone be willing to read the 350-word abstract of an undergraduate thesis about Alzheimer's disease I'm working on? I'm posting about it in oncology because many of the mechanisms and themes are also integral to cancer biology (e.g. signal transduction networks, metabolism...
  15. P

    Future of Rad Onc with therapy advances

    I'm interested in pursuing Radiation Oncology, and was hoping to hear some thoughts on what the future will be like for Radiation Oncologists with some of the advancements in cancer therapy coming out (immunotherapy, for example). From my naive perspective, it seems like the future is pretty...
  16. cdmguy

    Nursing licensing boards give 9.5 continuing ed hours for quacky cancer nutrition course

    An education PhD with no credentials in health care named Susan Silberstein has been approved by nursing continuing education to 9.5 self reported approved CEU nursing credits in cancer nutrition. Here's what her class consisted of in...
  17. D

    Opinions/studies on radiation exposure in IR?

    I am a medical student who is very interested in IR. I have been hanging out with the department and running the student interest group for the specialty. This path is definitely at the top of my list. However, I recently had a very interesting conversation with a retired interventional...
  18. biDOC

    FDA Concerns over TIRF-REMS and Rethinking Access Program

    *TIRF-REMS = Transmucosal Immediate Release Fentanyl - Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy ^Patient, Provider, and Pharmacy is required to register with TIRF-REMS Access Program (e.g. Abstral, Actiq, Fentora, Lazanda, Onsolis, Subsys) FDA rethinking TIRF-REMS* after nationally renowned...
  19. R

    Summer Research between M1/M2 year

    Hello everyone! I have a question. So due to family and life, I really want to do research in the same city that I went to undergrad. I do have the opportunity to continue the research project I did as an undergraduate, but I will have more responsibilities and will be able to do a few more...
  20. J

    Something strange going on at GWU psych?

    I read online and then talked to some people who say this department tries to fire or does fire a female PGYII every year. Maybe it is just a coincidence but I am wondering if there is more to the story given this is a very high rate for such a small program. This year's chosen one made the...
  21. Stagg737

    Talcum Powder and Cancer

    So I was watching some trash TV during my lunch break today and saw a bunch of commercials for some of the various law groups in the area. Normally I'd just ignore them, but it caught my attention because they all were advertising for the same type of case and referenced 2 recent cases against...
  22. F

    Biology student but computational research only

    Hi guys, so I'm confused if this would seem odd on the AMCAS or to any medical school. I am currently a 3rd year human biology major but all my research experience includes using excel, gene pattern, heat map generators, R studio, and mainly collecting data from TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas)...
  23. H

    Really need of advice!

    Hi everyone, First post on here so not sure how people will respond. I'm a first year med student. Currently in my second semester. The first block back from winter break, I found out that my mom's cancer had returned. I'm living at home with my mom (to save $$$). This block happened to be the...
  24. S

    Clinical or Counseling for what I want to do?

    Hi, I want to specifically become someone who counsels cancer patients only and helps them get through their day and help emotionally. I want to get a PhD though. With what I want to do, is counseling or clinical PhD graduate programs better? thank you.
  25. vialsofstuff

    Shocking confessions of a naturopathic doctor Fine, I was shocked, but not all that surprised by the story. It's only a matter of time before more like these come out of the shadows of the naturopathic community. tl;dr: Former ND reported her boss for...
  26. L

    oncology practice vs. residency differences

    In community oncology practices, are oncologists responsible for common 'residency' issues with cancer patients ie. managing opiates and pain medications, anti-nausea medications, etc. I would like to just be responsible for the chemo and surveillance of their primary disease, I understand many...
  27. A

    Screw Cancer

    In one way or another, cancer seems to touch everyone over the course of their lives. Anyone who has a loved one battling cancer or lost someone to the disease knows that this is a challenging and emotional time, in particular when it involves a parent. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed and...
  28. M

    Autopsy mistery

    Fem, 28 Symptoms before death dyspnoea hypoglycemia seizures lost of sight weight loss nausea vomiting abdominal pain constipation hiporexia Autopsy cerebral edema pulmonary edema encephalomalacia tracheal petechiae cerebral edema pulmonary edema encephalomalacia tracheal petechiae...