The Diagnosis of Death

Janna Malone, c2022 I don’t remember the first time I told someone they were going to die. To the outsider, this seems like something that would be impactful enough to leave an everlasting mark. But it was something I knew I would have to do every single day; maybe I’d made a subconscious decision early […]

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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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Developing Grit in Medicine

  By: Lauren Lin (c2022) Grit, a term coined by psychologist Dr. Angela Duckworth, is the passion and perseverance people have for their long-term goals. Individuals with grit are strivers. They have an enduring sense of interest and dedication for what they do, as well as the willingness to keep fighting for it even after […]

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