CAR T-Cell Therapy Comes to Hamilton Health Sciences

By: Michael Coomber (c2022) In 2017, the FDA approved a new class of onco-immunotherapies for the treatment of B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Initial trials of these CAR T-cell therapies produced remarkable rates of remission, often in treatment-resistant individuals, despite causing life-threatening adverse effects in a subset of patients. Advancements in CAR […]

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Happiness As A Priority Health Outcome

I read an article1 recently that suggested some physicians have been mislead by the World Health Organization’s definition of health: a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity2. The article indicated that physicians, inspired to achieve health in all its newly delineated forms, may now […]

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It’s not a big deal

Written by Nikita Arora (c2018) “Women should be shy.” “This stethoscope will be great for picking up chicks.” It’s not that I hadn’t heard this before. I grew up wading in filthy pools of these comments and I still hear them everywhere. It’s a classic example of a microaggression. “Microaggressions are the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental […]

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Standing Ovation

By Elizabeth Niedra – Class of 2015 Sometimes someone goes into that black hole, that fringe-land on the end of the earth, and comes back. They come back to a place where, although their struggle is not done, they can, once again, smile like you, talk like you – speak your language. They can tell their […]

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