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Cancer as Weapon: Poppy Bush’s Radioactive War on Iraq

    Cancer as Weapon: Poppy Bush’s Radioactive War on Iraq

At the close of the first Gulf War, Saddam Hussein was denounced as a ferocious villain for ordering his retreating troops to destroy Kuwaiti oil fields, clotting the air with poisonous clouds of black smoke and saturating the ground with swamps of crude. It was justly called an environmental war crime. But months of bombing…

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Black Patients Are Missing Out On Promising Cancer Drugs

    Black Patients Are Missing Out On Promising Cancer Drugs

This story was co-published with Stat. It’s a promising new drug for multiple myeloma, one of the most savage blood cancers. Called Ninlaro, it can be taken as a pill, sparing patients painful injections or cumbersome IV treatments. In a video sponsored by the manufacturer, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., one patient even hailed Ninlaro as “my savior.”…

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