Other Work

Contributor to Forbes (as of June, 2014)

What in the Air Causes Lung Cancer? – Pacific Standard, Nov 1, 2013

Promoting Empathy: What’s Troubling About a Celebrated Hospital Video? – Pacific Standard,  Aug 27, 2013

Missing Tony Soprano – Pacific Standard, June 20, 2013

Leprosy, An Illness that Lingers – Pacific Standard, June 5, 2013

Don’t Judge Her! – Pacific Standard, May 14, 2013

Hillary Clinton, Hospitalized with a Blood Clot, Faces New Decisions – Guest Blog, Scientific American, Dec 31, 2012

Lance Armstrong: A Survivor’s Tale Unravels – The Atlantic, Dec 7, 2012

An October Metastatic Breast Cancer GatheringThe Atlantic, Oct 17, 2012

So There’s Arsenic in Our Rice – Now What?The Atlantic, Sept 27, 2012

The Physician Burnout Epidemic: What it Means for Patients and ReformThe Atlantic,  Aug 22, 2012

On Astronaut Sally Ride, and Slow Progress in Pancreatic CancerThe Atlantic, July 25, 2012

Chemo: A Treatment that Could Wind Up Giving You (Another) Cancer – The Atlantic, June 15, 2012

Do Abortions Cause Breast Cancer? The Shaky Science Behind the Kansas’ House Abortion Act – Slate, May 23, 2012

What We’re Talking About When We Talk About Cancer (on Wit) – The Atlantic, Feb 28, 2012

Is Oral Sex to Blame for the Surge in Cancer of the Mouth and Throat? – The Atlantic, Jan 24, 2012

On Breast Cancer and Drinking Red Wine – The Atlantic, Jan 10, 2012

The Placebo Debate: Is It Unethical for Doctors to Prescribe Placebos? – The Atlantic, Dec 19, 2011

More Butter For Your Bread? – The Atlantic (Life), Nov 22, 2011

What Should Doctors Wear? – The Atlantic (Life), Nov 7, 2011

Plastic Surgery Is not for Everyone: Options Following Mastectomy – The Atlantic (Life), Sept 23, 2011

Unlocking the Mystery of Cancer Stem Cells – Cure Magazine, Fall 2011

Lifting the Fog (on chemobrain) – Cure Magazine (cover story), Spring 2011

New Drugs, New Direction (on new drugs for breast cancer) – Cure Magazine, Winter 2010

Who’s a Survivor? (on the term’s history and evolving meaning) – Slate, Oct 5, 2010

“A Clinical Eye on Abramovic” – (on the artist’s work, at MoMA), (scanned from old print, pdf) – The New York Observer, May 25, 2010

A Chip Against Cancer (on a nanotechnology device) – Scientific American, April 2009 issue

The Enduring Clicks of An Ancient Game (on playing Mahjongg in Manhattan) – The New York Times, print 2/15/09

HuffPo Favorites:

The X-Rays of Others (on Marilyn Monroe’s medical films, and privacy) – June, 2010

Better Education, Better Health (on literacy) – April, 2010

Doctors Need Time to Think (on work) – May, 2010

We Are All Fat and Have Cancer (on responsibility) – March, 2010



Here’s a very partial list of publications from my former research career, as considered in a reflection posted in April, 2011:

Cancer Investigation, 2002: Apoptosis in Lymphocytic Leukemias and Lymphomas

Autoimmunity, 2002: Inhibition of Fas-mediated apop­tosis by antigen: impli­ca­tions for lymphomagenesis

in Neoplastic Hematopathology, ed by D. Knowles, in 2001: “Immune System: Structure and Function

Blood, 2001: Survival of leukemic B cells pro­moted by engagement of the antigen receptor

The Journal of Immunology, 2000: Modulation of NF-kB Activity and Apoptosis in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia B Cells

Blood, 2000: Inhibition of NF-kB induces apop­tosis of KSHV-infected primary effusion lym­phoma cells

Leukemia, 2000: Proliferative response of mantle cell lym­phoma cells stim­u­lated by CD40 lig­ation and IL-4

British Journal of Haemotology, 1998: Novel asso­ci­ation of haemophago­cytic syn­drome with Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus-related primary effusion lymphoma

Blood, 1998: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia B Cells Can Express CD40 Ligand and Demonstrate T-Cell Type Costimulatory Capacity

Immunologic Research, 1996: Fas expression and apop­tosis in human B cells

Blood, 1996: CD4+ T-cell induction of Fas-mediated apop­tosis in Burkitt’s lym­phoma B cells

The Journal of Experimental Medicine, 1995: CD40 lig­ation induces Apo-1/Fas expression on human B lym­pho­cytes and facil­i­tates apop­tosis through the Apo-1/Fas pathway