I stumbled on an interesting Twitter thread on effects of XRT on heart. They are mutlifactorial and no effective pharmacotherapy exists. Therefore, the onus is on the medical oncologists (to devise effective "less-cardiotoxic" therapies) and on radiation oncologists to devise effective delivery mechanisms without an obvious increase of the side effects. It is an exciting, … Continue reading Effects of radiation on heart- A series of papers.
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 … Continue reading Asking questions:What I’ve learned over 10 years on Stack Overflow
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Blog Redesign-Part 2
I have made a number of changes in the front and the backend. I needed a better redesign of the site. The most important change that you will notice is the native rendering of PDF's. I was using Scribd but it was pretty useless way to display annotations. The problem is solved now through means … Continue reading Blog Redesign-Part 2
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 … Continue reading Good science, Bad Science: Why don’t we get a “cure” for cancer?