Psychology Today, April 23, 2013.
While it is possible—maybe even probable—that every person will one day be genomically sequenced, there are limitations to how useful the information will be, and for whom? The Supreme Court considers the legality of patenting two genes — the so-called “breast cancer genes.” What will patenting these genes mean for patients, doctors, and the future of scientific research? Read More
Psychology Today, March 30, 2013.
Knowing one’s rights as a patient is important. But as breast cancer culture came to focus on the upbeat, life-changing aspects of survivorship, it opened a new consumer market that uses the rhetoric of empowerment and awareness to commercialize almost every aspect of the disease. Read More
Psychology Today, February 18, 2013.
What I’ve come to know about cancer is that it is a human evolutionary condition with unique biological underpinnings. But cancer is also an epidemic rooted in a society and culture that too often fails to recognize it for what it is, and what it is not. Read More
Psychology Today, January 20, 2013.
Martin Luther King, Jr. saw the value and necessity of refusing to be satisfied with suboptimal, and at times egregious, social conditions. Promoting truth, human dignity, and an enthusiasm for social betterment, King’s legacy of “love in action” offers clear insight into the potency of love as a catalyst for social change. Read More