Asking questions:What I’ve learned over 10 years on Stack Overflow

I have extensive experience with the online communities (and I have addressed that issue before). The process of visibility (and then discovery) is difficult when you have millions of websites jostling for attention. Users often penalize their attention spans towards gratification (and not necessarily for “learning”) despite the best intentions. It seems so easy at […]

Good science, Bad Science: Why don’t we get a “cure” for cancer?

This post was “inspired” by an editorial from Scientific American (and I am riding its coattails) because I needed someone to call out the broken process. The essay does make some generalisations, however. Yet, it is still relevant because we, as scientists (and clinicians) owe it to our patients who look up to us. We […]

Is physician-reported data better than patient-reported outcomes? (Example of prostate cancer)

Reason for inclusion: An accurate assessment of treatment-related complications is missing in follow-ups. Practise changing statement: Physician assessment+ Patient report outcomes on a continuous basis will help more to define the extent of problems. We also need more quantitative measures. Page 1 specific information before the design of any particular research study. Patient-specific information may […]