Category Archives: cancer

Students of the Year Messages

Last week I had the honor of being the mission speaker at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Students of the Year Grand Finale in Philadelphia. It was an amazing event raising over $200k in the fight against blood cancers. Fox 29 and Penn Medicine’s Dr. Mike Cirigliano was the evening’s emcee. My talk touched on a [...]
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Diagnosis Anniversary

2/24/2006. It’s been 12 years since I was initially diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. That’s 4,383 days. I’ll admit there have been a few of those days where all of the emotions associated with cancer may have gotten the better of me and I felt like throwing something in the Schuylkill River. But the majority [...]
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Bendeka & Teva Pharma Video

Here is the link to an info piece I did a while ago for one of my treatment drugs. The manufacturer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, has been using this video internally for a while, now it’s available for broader public consumption on their website. Click to view.
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Two Ways to Help Save Lives

Just sending a reminder to folks that you have two ways to help me in the fight against blood cancers. I’m currently registered for two different events, both of which benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. And both of which help save and improve the lives of people living with these cancers. Any support of [...]
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Standing for Something

This morning I learned the sad news that Jason Kilderry had passed away. Many of you know him as the exuberant exercise science fanatic and multisport coach out of New Jersey. Jason was in love with the work he and his staff at ETA did and took a personal and vested interest in the successes [...]
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NYC Marathon Recap

I don’t want to bore people with a long winded race recap. But I do want to say THANK YOU for everyone’s well wishes and congratulations at the NYC Marathon. As some of you know, I went into this one with a small health blip on the radar which was being treated and monitored. I [...]
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The Color of My Shirt

So, I’ll share this…. One of the hassles about living with a chronic form of leukemia is that it’s always there. It may lie quietly in remission showing no clinical evidence of being there…. but it is there.  You may feel strong and fit and like your old pre-cancerous self, but the monster is in there…lurking. This [...]
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Blood Cancer Heroes

Check out this video on some of the ground breaking blood cancer advancements coming out of Penn Medicine. Dr. David Porter is one of my docs and I’m grateful to be associated with this organization. Watch Dr. Carl June talk about his unprecedented immunotherapy treatment which received FDA approval in August. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society [...]
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Happy Blood Cancer Awareness Month!

September is blood cancer awareness month. Blood cancers are cancers of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes that affect normal blood cell production or function. Today, nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. Blood cancer can affect anyone, at any time. There is [...]
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FDA Approves Immunotherapy for Blood Cancer Patients

Today heralds a new era in cancer treatment with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new, cutting-edge gene therapy that reprograms a patient’s immune system to find and kill cancer cells. This highly personalized therapy known as Kymriah (previously CTL019 or tisagenlecleucel-T) signifies the promise of CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) [...]
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