We read with interest the January cover story in Wired by Thomas Goetz titled “The Truth about Cancer…Don’t try to cure it. Just find it.” The piece is about Don Listwin, former heir apparent to Cisco’s John Chambers who left the company in 2000 with a personal fortune of some $100 million.
Devastated by the death of his mother to ovarian cancer, he set out to find early detection to different forms of cancer. He has funded scientists from around the world under his Canary Foundation. A main focus of the foundation has been ovarian cancer, a disease which is extremely difficult to detect, with symptoms presenting themselves often in advance stages, with limited treatment options.
Beet Medicine, Our New Channel
At Beet.TV, we are readying a new channel about medicine. Like our Beet.TV coverage of digital media, the interviews will be candid, unrehearsed and informative. The blog will be written by physicians. I am very excited about this. It will launch next month.
Beet.TV, the media and technology blog, will continue to be published separately.
To explain the surgical options for patients with ovarian cancer, I interviewed Elizabeth Poyner, a prominent Manhattan Gynecologic Oncologist. More to come.
— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer