At the Bedside

The latest in clinical care, medical education and public policy from the forefront of medicine.

The Hidden Costs of Rising Thyroid Cancer Rates

July 1, 2013

It is now accepted by most in the medical community that the rate of thyroid cancer in the United States has been steadily increasing for several decades. While this has become a global phenomenon, debate continues over the cause. One thing for sure, costs are rising and the psychological impact of rising cancer rates needs more study. [Read more]

Taking on Cancer

May 31, 2013

Since passage of the National Cancer Act of 1971, research has improved understanding of this often life-threatening disease, leading to better detection, treatment and supportive care. At the University of Chicago, researchers have found inspiration in the complex interplay between the environment and our bodies. [Read more]