What should I do in order to minimize risk of death at 35, while optimizing for longevity - aka do things now that will have a positive impact on my health for when I'm 65 years old?
[Originally posted on Medium] Two and a half years ago, we set out to create a new way to screen for cancer that is fast, accurate, and affordable. Eighteen months ago, we launched Ezra, with the mission of detecting cancer early for everyone in the world. And nine months ago, this email landed in my inbox from … Continue reading “Ezra saved my life”
[Originally posted on Medium] We started Ezra with one mission: help everyone in the world detect cancer early. In 2018, 18.1¹ million people worldwide were diagnosed with cancer². Of that number, almost 50% were detected late, and only 2 out of 10 of those individuals are likely to survive longer than 5 years³. The numbers tell a compelling … Continue reading Introducing the Ezra full-body scan, covering 13 cancers in women and 11 in men
[Originally posted on Medium] 18.1 million¹ people across the world will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and over half will be diagnosed late². Of the 9 million people who will receive a late diagnosis, only a third will survive longer than 5 years³. If their cancer had been detected earlier, more than 85% of … Continue reading Meet Ezra, a new way to screen for cancer
For the past eight years, I’ve taken on a new experiment every year. I do them for three reasons: to learn something new, meet new people and get outside my comfort zone. My experiments vary - in previous years I’ve been a polyphasic sleeper, read a book per week, gone to the gym every day … Continue reading My 2016 experiment
For the past 10 years I’ve always spent the first few quiet days of the year thinking about the past 365 days and planning for the next. This year, my introspection also turned out to be a good opportunity go through all my #elderproject interviews and gather the learnings.My experiment succeeded and failed at the … Continue reading The #elderproject – what I learned
I first met Graham earlier this year, when he invited me to become a Honorary Patron on the Copaceni fundraising committee for Hospices of Hope. I’m in awe of Graham’s dedication to helping people in South Eastern Europe with services of palliative care, and this was one of my absolute favourite interviews. Enjoy!
A week ago in New York, I had the great pleasure to interview Princess Marina Sturdza. She is a member of the old, aristocratic Sturdza family, who were exiled by the communist regime in Romania when she was just three years old.Princess Marina is best known for the charitable work she has done in Romania … Continue reading The #elderproject #10 – Princess Marina Sturdza
Smart, modest and wise are the first attributes that spring to mind when I think of Andrew, my 9th interviewee for the #elderproject.A Romanian 71 year old that fled to the US during the communist regime, he lived in the US for 20 years and is now living in the UK. This was one of … Continue reading The #elderproject #9 – Andrew
My next interview is in a combination of Italian & Spanish because Aida, the first woman I interviewed as part of the #elderproject, was not comfortable in doing the interview in English. She works for Franco, whom I hope you’ve already listened to as he’s an amazing human being. Albeit somewhat expectedly, what struck me the … Continue reading The #elderproject #8: Aida