Laura Bruck


A Life Redirected: Pursuing a Nursing Career After Osteosarcoma

January 11th 2013

In the summer of 2010, 20-year-old physical therapy student Hannah Komai was diagnosed with low-grade osteosarcoma after an incisional biopsy.

Spinal Cord Ependymoma in the Prime of Life

November 15th 2012

In January 2007, Erik Kratky was 21 and pursuing his undergraduate degree when he experienced bilateral leg weakness, which was later diagnosed as low-grade spinal cord ependymoma.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia & Cornell Cancer Program: Collaborating for Advances in Research and Patient Care

November 13th 2012

In September 2012 the new joint Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital was established, bringing together basic, translational, and clinical researchers to operate within a vast, collaborative infrastructure.

City of Hope: Boldly Traversing the "Valley of Death"

October 19th 2012

Founded in 1913 as a tuberculosis sanatorium, City of Hope today enjoys a reputation as a leading research, treatment, and education center for those with cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases.

When Cancer Treatment Causes Menopause: Tips for Preparing and Coping

September 19th 2012

Whether brought about by surgery or medical treatments, induced menopause forces women to deal with a number of emotional, physical, and practical issues-all in addition to the original diagnosis.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Anus During Pregnancy

September 10th 2012

For Tiffany Keller-Fritz, the safety of her unborn child, weighed against the urgent need to initiate treatment, required close collaboration between her oncologists and OB-GYN.

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine: Leading the Way in Cancer Genomics

September 7th 2012

Siteman patients have access to more than 250 therapeutic clinical trials, and Siteman-affiliated scientists and physicians hold more than $165 million in annual cancer research and related training grants.

A Patient Is His Own Best Advocate

August 15th 2012

Patients (and even clinicians) often don't know which facilities are considered leaders in the treatment of various types of cancer, and a bit of detective work is generally required.

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center: Innovation in Research

July 6th 2012

For nearly 40 years, the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center has enjoyed a reputation for excellence and innovation.

Medical Writing Basics: Cringe-Worthy Errors and How to Avoid Them

June 15th 2012

Are physicians really expected to be effective writers? The answer to this question is both "yes" and "no."

Breast Cancer and Early-Onset Menopause

June 14th 2012

Whether surgically or medically induced, early menopause forces women to deal with a host of emotional, physical, and practical issues.

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center: Leading the Way in Targeted Therapies Cancer Care

June 7th 2012

The U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor offers diagnostic, treatment, and support services while serving as a model for other branches of the U-M Health System and for academic peer organizations nationwide.

Metastatic Melanoma: Timely Approval of Yervoy

May 9th 2012

After a long fight with melanoma, the Roman Catholic parish priest Father Arthur Humphrey was able to receive the immunotherapeutic agent Yervoy, which greatly improved his prognosis.

Moffitt Cancer Center: Cutting-Edge, Total Cancer Care

May 9th 2012

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center enjoys a reputation as one of the world's most sophisticated cancer centers.

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital: Groundbreaking Programs, Innovative Treatments

April 17th 2012

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital has long enjoyed a national reputation as a leading resource for cancer research, treatment, prevention, and education.

Surviving Brain Cancer During Pregnancy

April 9th 2012

Antonia Reyes was 39 years old and 18 weeks pregnant when an MRI revealed an apparent glioma in the right temporal-parietal lobe region.

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center: At the Forefront of Personalized Care

March 22nd 2012

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center comprises 23 fully integrated, multidisciplinary clinical programs, as well as an extensive array of support and educational services.

A Dog Named George: Rx for Recovery

January 24th 2012

While she attributes her survival to her oncologists and the care they provided, Maryclaire is quick to stress the difference between surviving and living, noting that it was her friends and family who gave her what she needed to truly recover.

Interviewing 101: Tips for Landing Your First Post-Fellowship Position

December 15th 2011

Like all the other skills you've honed so finely over the years, interviewing can be mastered with the help of some solid tips, ample preparation, and a good dose of practice.

University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center: Leaders in Groundbreaking Therapies

December 6th 2011

Established in 1973 as the University of Pennsylvania's Cancer Center and subsequently renamed in 2002, the Abramson Cancer Center is a world leader in research, patient care, and education.