Debra Madden

Debra Madden is a 2-time cancer survivor who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a young adult and breast cancer nearly 20 years later, which was thought to be secondary to the radiation she had received for her original cancer treatment. Debra became an active Cancer Research Advocate following her second cancer diagnosis at the age of 42 years. She is currently a member of the ECOG/ACRIN Cancer Research Group and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s Advisory Panel on the Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options. She also serves on multiple grant review panels, including the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Breast Cancer Research Program. Debra blogs at “Musings of a Cancer Research Advocate,” (https://draemadden.wordpress.com/) and you can follow her on Twitter at @AdvocateDebM.

Posts

An interview with geneticist and pathologist Gabriel Bien-Willner, MD, PhD, FCAP, on why we need to change our outlook toward precision medicine in oncology.
7 months ago
Why this patient advocate is concerned about the newly proposed Medicare Part B model regarding its level of transparency and the evidence.
1 year ago
Why this patient advocate is concerned about the newly proposed Medicare Part B model regarding its level of transparency and the evidence.
1 year ago
Why this patient advocate is concerned about the newly proposed Medicare Part B model regarding its level of transparency and the evidence.
1 year ago
It is imperative that we gather more mature data on a much larger number of patients to accurately assess efficacy, safety, potential harms, durability of response, and impact on disease progression and overall survival of the new immunotherapy treatments.
1 year ago
It is imperative that we gather more mature data on a much larger number of patients to accurately assess efficacy, safety, potential harms, durability of response, and impact on disease progression and overall survival of the new immunotherapy treatments.
1 year ago
My visit to the gynecologist's office following treatment for breast cancer and a subsequent reconstructive surgery was a rude awakening.
2 years ago
My visit to the gynecologist's office following treatment for breast cancer and a subsequent reconstructive surgery was a rude awakening.
2 years ago
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