Catherine Poole's Archive

Courage With Grace

Maybe this is an old topic, courage in the face of a diagnosis, but it is an important one to be discussed and given thought.  Take John McCain for example […]

Diagnosed with Melanoma: Should You Exercise?

I know when I have a cold or flu, exercise is not my priority, but I am one who believes in keeping moving even for a short time. The immune […]

Working Together to Help Melanoma Patients Globally

The Melanoma International Foundation hit the road recently for two important melanoma meetings in Boston. The first was the 2016 Global Coalition for Melanoma Patient Advocacy. The Melanoma Research Foundation […]

MIF: Your Concierge for the Melanoma Journey

Have you ever traveled to a large city or foreign country that you’ve never been to before? It can often feel overwhelming as sights, sounds and smells engulf your senses. […]

Do No Harm

Before becoming a doctor, medical students must take the Hippocratic Oath. The initial statement of the oath is: “First, do no harm.” As a patient navigator, I also take this […]

Being Resilient

When someone is diagnosed or taking care of someone with a potentially deadly disease, such as melanoma, it may come with other things going wrong in life. Perhaps you are […]

Never Walk This Path Alone

Recently, I had the privilege of sharing dessert, in Philadelphia, with a caregiver named Stefan. As we were looking out at the historic buildings and talking about life in the […]

Warrior or Weatherers? How Best to Deal with Melanoma Cancer

I’ve always been sensitive to the wording used casually to describe cancer patients. No matter the disease, it seems like others and the media put undue pressure on patients to […]

From Outside the Halls of ASCO

Richard Joseph, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine/oncology at Mayo Clinic. His Hematology/Oncology fellowship was completed at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is a voting member of the NCCN […]

TIL Therapy for Melanoma: Magic Bullet? Or?

TIL Therapy also known as the ACT or adoptive cell transfer, is a therapy of great interest to many patients. There are some small trials currently ongoing at the National […]

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