Science & health writer and author Arlene Weintraub joined Tim in this episode to talk about her recently released book, Heal. Tim asked how cancer in canine’s is helping with cancer research in humans. Find out the similarities of cancer in dogs (and cats) compares to cancer in humans. Also, uncover the writing process of a successful journalist and she applied those skills in writing the book.
Arlene Weintraub is a science journalist and author with 20 years of experience writing about healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. Her new book, Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures (ECW Press 2015), brings to life the world of comparative oncology and the many ways dogs are helping in the war on cancer. Her first book, Selling the Fountain of Youth (Basic Books 2010), is an expose on the anti-aging industry. Weintraub’s freelance pieces have been published by Forbes.com, the New York Times, US News & World Report, More, New Scientist, USA Today, Entrepreneur.com, Fierce Markets, and other media outlets. She was previously a senior health writer based out of the New York City headquarters of BusinessWeek, where she wrote hundreds of articles that explored both the science and business of health. She also worked as an editor for Xconomy.com, covering the biotech industry on the East Coast, as well as technology, life sciences and clean technology companies in the greater New York City area. She has won awards from the New York Press Club, the Association of Health Care Journalists, the Foundation for Biomedical Research, and the American Society of Business Publication Editors.