New ovarian cancer drug: caution please!

I'm not so sure how wise it is to report the results of a Phase 1 clinical trial as a 'breakthrough' as in "Researchers have hailed the biggest breakthrough in advanced ovarian cancer for a decade after a new treatment was found to dramatically shrink tumours." (Independent 3 June,2017). Really? A Phase 1 trial of … Continue reading New ovarian cancer drug: caution please!

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The ReSPECT Process

Those of you who follow my blog or have read my memoir Chasing Ghosts know that I’m near the end of my life. I’ve already nominated my next of kin and drawn up an Advanced Directive which instructs my care team - whether that’s the hospital, GP practice of palliative care team - on how I … Continue reading The ReSPECT Process