This week, my aunt is in town visiting us, as she does every summer. On the itinerary: patronizing the fabulous malls of the Garden State, seeing the new Harry Potter—oh yeah, and participating in a twin cancer study.
My mom and her sister are identical twins. My mom has a chronic form of leukemia—the sort of thing you typically live with, rather than die from—and she sees doctors at Fox Chase Cancer Center. She recently learned that Dr. Mitchell R. Smith, director of the lymphoma service at Fox Chase, is recruiting pairs of identical twins for a study about blood cancers, and both my mom and aunt were eager to participate. When I learned that Dr. Smith is still in need of participants, I scheduled a chat with him to get more information. READ MORE