Author Archives: Becky

About Becky

I'm a Ph.D candidate, associate lecturer, and breast cancer survivor. I'm studying how patients develop health literacy.

The painful side of positive healthcare marketing.

Lori was interviewed by the local NPR station – I particularly like this quote from the piece: “I didn’t say yes to cancer,” Wallace says. “I have tried everything I can. I have done clinical trials. I have said yes … Continue reading

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olaparib (Lynparza) PARP Inhibitor especially effective for BRCA ER/PR+ HER2-

This is a promising future treatment option now that it has been approved. http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/news-report/2017-06-04-ovarian-cancer-drug-reduces-chance-certain-advanced-breast-cancers-will-get-worse and more on this: http://am.asco.org/olaparib-improves-outcomes-brca-mutated-metastatic-breast-cancer?j=39315720&sfmc_sub=990554367&l=18416124_HTML&u=670649578&mid=10831468&jb=65&et_cid=39315720&et_rid=990554367&linkid=BRCA  

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Janet captures the hard realities of MBC

In this great article, Janet Sollod talks about BAYS and learning to live with the hard realities of metastatic breast cancer – including planning for your death at such a young age – https://www.statnews.com/2017/02/02/breast-cancer-metastatic-group/

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Some Lori and Becky hiking selfies

I figured I’d get this site started by sharing some selfies we took while hiking. January 30, 2017 – Alum Rock Park February 11, 2017 – Stanford Dish March 19, 2017 – Rancho San Antonio

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