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| December 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chris, as he preferred to be called was from a wealthy suburb of Detroit. He went to one of the well-known private schools and excelled at basketball and baseball. His room was 2 doors down from mine and we had little in common but became quick friends. At 6’4” with an athletic build he was […]

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| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

RIP Craig Sager – fellow Northwestern alum and once “Willie the Wildcat”. Will miss the questions, comments and the jackets!    

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Mr. Evans

| November 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mr. Evans lived alone, quietly, at the end of our street. It was the house all the kids were afraid of with the old man who would come out on occasion to hand mow his small lawn or pick weeds on occasion. We skipped his place on Halloween, despite the light on the porch being […]

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Next Year is This Year

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last November I wrote a post almost a year to the day entitled “The Chicago Cubs and Digital Pathology” and mentioned that 2016 would be different. For both the Chicago Cubs and digital pathology. But who knew it would come to this? In about 12 hours from the time of this post the Cubs will […]

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Jessica and a Weekend in California

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jessica is a 42-year old wife and mother of 2. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer just over seven years ago and doctors recently declared her with no evidence of disease. As a young woman with breast cancer, she became affiliated with the Young Survival Coalition (YSC) and this year completed […]

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A Tweet by Any Other Name

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Over the past 9 years since I started blogging there have been from time to time occasional “duplicate” or “mirrored” or “syndicated” websites and feeds of content from In nearly every case to date, including someone actually copying the entire site, there was little harm or foul. The links still refer to the original […]

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Pink Cleats Will Not Cure Cancer

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last Friday was the end of the month, end of the quarter, and for some companies and organizations, end of the fiscal year. October, as it used to be called, as in “Mr. October”, would strike at Midnight on Saturday as Pinktober for 31 days, ending in a holiday characterized by black and orange and […]

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Riding a Bike Versus The Hard Part

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

2 weeks ago I mentioned to a prominent cancer researcher at a prominent cancer center in the United States I would be completing 2 200-mile bike rides over the next few weeks with several hundred other folks to raise awareness and funding for breast cancer. He questioned why I would do such a thing – […]

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One of a Kind – Not So Much

| October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

My father had asked his father in-law many years prior for some money to buy gold. My grandfather apparently told him that was not a good idea and questioned how he was going to feed his kids and put clothes on their backs with gold. Ultimately, he lent my father the money and Nixon took […]

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Young Survival Coalition Expresses Concern About Overlooked Moonshot Recommedations

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

I haven’t written much about the President’s Cancer Moonshot initiative recently and as much as I would like – perhaps because following some Blue Ribbon Panel recommendations and a large number of organizations and individuals expressing, in general, positive feedback among the cancer community, there hasn’t been a lot of news about next steps.  I […]

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| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mrs. Goldsmith was in her late 30’s when I first met her at my middle school. She had an older daughter that was 1 year ahead of me and Mrs. Goldsmith volunteered quite a bit at the school. As a 7th grade school boy I was struck by her grace and also her sternness. Whether […]

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Never Forget

| September 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

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Dismissiveness of “Pinktober” Starting Early

| September 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last Fall I wrote a couple of posts about the growing disenchantment with ‘Pinkification’ and ‘Pinktober’ referencing the all-out blitz during October to go “Pink” for breast bancer awareness and prevention.  In one of the pieces I mentioned by disenchantment with what happened a number of years ago I saw in clinical practice and last […]

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Book Review on “Digital Pathology: Historical Perspectives, Current Concepts & Future Applications”

| September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

A book review on our recent book “Digital Pathology: Historical Perspectives, Current Concepts & Future Applications” was written by Dr. Paul J van Diest, Professor of Pathology and Chairman, Department of Pathology, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands.  The review appeared recently in the Journal of Pathology Informatics. Our personal thanks to Dr. van Diest for taking the […]

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