Katherine O’Brien | Authors

Breast Cancer Progress Is a Team Effort: See You in San Antonio

December 04, 2014

Meetings like SABCS that bring together scientists, medical professionals, and patients are essential to achieving improved outcomes in the clinic. I am grateful to all who organize and attend this event and humbled to participate.

Why Can’t Every Month Be Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

October 01, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a magical time that brings out the child in each of us. You can keep your Santa Claus and your Tooth Fairy, I believe in the warm and fuzzy feeling of breast cancer awareness.

Cancer Treatment Centers: Image Isn’t Everything

September 11, 2014

Through its direct mail pieces, print ads, and commercials, my treatment center positions itself as a Shangri-La where all patients bask in the sensitive and professional care of their multidisciplinary team. How very different this picture is from my regular sojourns to the nuclear medicine department in the bowels of the hospital.