Archives for September 19, 2010

Tom and Brandon

This morning’s New York Times features a frontpage article that tells the story of Tom and Brandon.  They are cousins who shared in life’s adventures and, in recent months, battled advanced, aggressive forms of melanoma. The standard of care doesn’t work, but a trial drug does — or at a minimum, has promising results.  And in the case of patients with aggressive cancers, a bit of relief or some measure of progress is the most that you can hope to achieve. Tom and Brandon entered a drug tria … [Read more...]