Tag Archives: Cancer

Elaine Waples-Klepper (September 3, 1946 – November 22, 2014)

Three weeks ago today, my precious wife Elaine finally succumbed to a long, protracted battle with  cancer. Below is her obituary.  I’ll also re-run several wonderful health care articles that she wrote over the past few years. Elaine Waples-Klepper was … Continue reading

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Elaine Update – Feb 09, 2014

On Thursday Elaine had the first infusion of her next, 3rd major course of chemotherapy, a powerful combination of Avastin, Gemcitabine and Carboplatin that will be administered over the next 4.5 months. It was her 30th infusion of Avastin, a … Continue reading

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An Anniversary!

Elaine Waples I am celebrating an anniversary! It has been one year since I began chemotherapy for stage 3c primary peritoneal (ovarian) cancer. Today I am in remission, enjoying life, and have learned to call myself a survivor.  There were … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Brian’s Note: With yesterday’s announcement that Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies had won the Pulitzer for General Non-Fiction, I thought it might be appropriate to rerun this review from last December 5, 2010. BRIAN KLEPPER The opening page … Continue reading

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