Diagnostics
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2015: Reflecting Upon Cancer Wins and Losses

Andrew Schorr - December 31, 2015

As the year ends, we ask ourselves, how has it been, and are we hopeful going into the next? My feeling as I reflect is that 2015,…

Medical Innovations
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ASH 2015: A Cancer Community of Hope

Andrew Schorr - December 10, 2015

Andrew and Dr. Jan Burger at ASH Andrew and Dr. Jan Burger at ASHI am writing this on the flight home to my new hometown of San…

Wellness
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Maintaining Hope and Positivity Through Life’s “Ripples”

Andrew Schorr - December 5, 2015

To me, “ripples” are events that change your life for a period of time until life goes back to “normal” or the “new normal.” Ripples can be…

Medical Education
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Is Pharma “Educating” U.S. Patients in the Wrong Way?

Andrew Schorr - November 25, 2015

What gets patients angry—besides being upset about their diagnosis—is high drug prices. You know the story: elderly people cutting pills and having to make painful choices between…

Diagnostics
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Has CLL Defined Me?

Andrew Schorr - November 22, 2015

I was asked that question recently at a patient advocacy forum. My immediate, knee-jerk reaction was “No.”Upon reflection, however, the answer is more complex and nuanced. I…

Health Reform
248 views

How Powerful Patients Save the System Money

Andrew Schorr - November 11, 2015

Andrew and a patient at a town meeting Andrew and a patient at a town meetingI’ve been reading how U.S. healthcare costs are rising much slower and…

Specialties
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The Emotional Side of Cancer

Andrew Schorr - November 3, 2015

By Steven LewisEach year, more than 40,000 Americans are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and 95 percent die within 12 months. Many victims have been celebrities such as…

Policy & Law
336 views

Encouraging the Parent-Child Dialogue About Cancer

Andrew Schorr - October 19, 2015

My name is Ruth Schorr, and my parents, Andrew and Esther Schorr, are the founders of Patient Power. I have grown up around Patient Power and its…

Wellness
261 views

The Best Thing About Any New Adventure

Andrew Schorr - October 8, 2015

When setting out on any new adventure, part of the fun is not knowing what you will find around the next corner. Will it be a postcard…

Wellness
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A Transitional Transformation

Andrew Schorr - September 24, 2015

It took me a long time to admit to others and myself that I was a cancer patient. But after that, it took an even longer time…