Tag Archives: First

Why do patients call me by my first name?

For the past several years, I have been befuddled by patients calling me by my first name (Sara) instead of my professional title (Dr. Jones). At first, I ignored this, but as it became more common, I started telling some of these patients that I preferred being called Dr. Jones rather than by first name.… Read More »

AstraZeneca, Merck's Lynparza posts pancreatic cancer win in another PARP-class first

AstraZeneca and Merck’s Lynparza has already led its class into two disease areas, and now it’s looking to make it three. Tuesday, the companies said their PARP inhibitor had topped placebo at staving off progression of tough-to-treat pancreatic cancer in patients with germline BRCA-mutated forms of the disease. The phase 3 study, dubbed POLO, examined Lynparza in… Read More »

American man first to trek solo across Antarctica unaided

An Oregon man became the first person to traverse Antarctica alone without any assistance on Wednesday, trekking across the polar continent in an epic 54-day journey that was previously deemed impossible. Colin O’Brady, of Portland, finished the bone-chilling, 930-mile journey as friends, family and fans tracked the endurance athlete’s progress in real time online. “I… Read More »