We are living in a Roid Age in sports, trying to figure out what is acceptable and what is not, what is ‘normal’ and what is dangerous, who is juiced and who is clean, when athletes strive for every possible advantage. With so much at stake, and such extraordinary resources put into sports performance – training and resources – the casualties have been many: titles and medals stripped, athletes banned, and reputations ruined. As I write this, the news is coming out that a number of Lance Armstrong’s former teammates have agreed with the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to testify against the seven-time winner of the Tour de France.
"In reviewing this patient's case, I think we might have found a novel strategy of using pre-emptive steroids and sirolimus to mitigate organ rejection in transplant patients receiving cancer treatment involving PD-1 inhibitors," said Dr. Jhaveri, associate chief of the Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension in Northwell Health's Department of Internal Medicine. "This letter highlights the use of a novel regimen and may give the patients with a kidney transplant and cancer hope of treating the cancer while keeping the kidney and thereby avoiding dialysis."