Empowering Yourself Archive

World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day!


Powerful Patient joins support groups worldwide in raising awareness of kidney cancer. Take the quiz and help find answers.

Relay for Life … time to cure cancer

Just as many technologies had to grow to the point that SmartPhones are possible, so in medicine we are now at the point that a cure for cancer is possible.

Patients and doctors unite to cure Kidney Cancer

Dena Battle discusses how she worked to found the Kidney Cancer Research Alliance KCCure.org

New Hope for Batten disease

Batten Disease is one of the group of lysosomal storage diseases for which there is finally a medication to help.

Annual Report, 2016, Powerful Patient


Joyce updates everyone on what Powerful Patient has been up to throughout 2016.

Knowing Your Family Medical History

In 2004, the Surgeon General of the United States declared Thanksgiving as National Family History Day. This declaration was made to help increase awareness of FHH as an important risk factor for common chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, and to promote a reduction of the burden these diseases have on the […]

Dealing with Complex Medical Disorders


Medical conditions that cross medical specialties are particularly challenging for patients and their doctors. How to help?

Living with Multiple Myeloma


Jack Aiello has been living with multiple myeloma since 1995. Joyce and Robin talk with him about patient empowerment.

Shortening the Time to Treatment


Robin and Joyce speak with Zoe Barry of ZappRx, a secure online platform allowing patients, physicians and pharmacists to improve patients’ access to treatment.

About the Genetics of Cancer


The Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center presents its first ever conference on the genetics of cancer April 9 at the Jimmy Fund Auditorium, beginning at 7 AM.