January 20, 2016


I am a Registered Nurse who shifted gears late in life to study bioarcheology.  I had experienced the highs of emergency room trauma and cardiac intervention for nearly twenty six years.  I transitioned into osteology, paleopathology, and forensic anthropology, with e...

June 7, 2015

Today is the American Cancer Society’s Survivors Day and it holds a special meaning for our members, as I am sure it does for many. The lives of all of our team members have been touched by cancer over the years and one of PRO’s co-founders is a cancer survivor, hersel...

June 5, 2015

Welcome to the Paleo-oncology Research Organization's (PRO's) first blog post!


We are very excited to launch this blog and to invite you all to ponder and discuss topics relating to cancer, archaeology, history, medicine, disease, and anthropology (though we will not n...

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Paleo-oncology:  The study of cancer in antiquity