Darlene Dobkowski, MA

Darlene Dobkowski, Managing Editor for CURE® magazine, has been with the team since October 2020 and has covered health care in other specialties before joining MJH Life Sciences. She graduated from Emerson College with a Master’s degree in print and multimedia journalism. In her free time, she enjoys buying stuff she doesn’t need from flea markets, taking her dog everywhere and scoffing at decaf.


‘Cheers’ Actress Kirstie Alley Dies Shortly After Receiving Colon Cancer Diagnosis

December 06, 2022

Actress Kirstie Alley, who is known for roles in “Cheers,” “Look Who’s Talking’” and other television shows and movies, died a short time after receiving a colon cancer diagnosis, according to a family statement.

Altered Taste After Stem Cell Transplants for Multiple Myeloma May Negatively Affect Daily Calorie Intake, Quality of Life

November 03, 2022

Stem cell transplants may cause dysgeusia — a disorder that alters a person’s taste —in some patients with multiple myeloma, which is a type of blood cancer. This disorder may have a domino effect on quality of life, although levels may return to normal a few months after the procedure, an expert said.

How Patients With Cancer Can Best Care For Their Chemo Port

June 23, 2022

Care teams often implant a chemo port into patients with cancer to provide easy access for blood draws and to deliver treatments such as chemotherapy and antibiotics. Here, as part of its Heal at Home series, CURE® works with a nurse to provide a guide for patients to care for their port.

Opdivo-Yervoy Combo Treatment May Prolong Survival Without Disease Progression in Subgroup of Patients With Resectable Liver Cancer

April 05, 2022

“Combination therapy with (Opdivo) plus (Yervoy) warrants further studies in the preoperative setting for patients with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma, which could transform the role of immunotherapy from palliative treatment in the metastatic setting to curative treatment in localized disease,” the study authors wrote.