In the lovely month of May…


...seize on the chance to get your writing projects right! It’s truly the best time to get stuck into any editing, revision or translation work you’ve put on hold. And our teams are here to help make them blossom!

Here, at Cremer Consulting, we know only too well how crucial publishing in a top academic
journal is for your career advancement. So don’t let your hard-won research gather dust!
The more you publish, the better your chances at reaching new heights in your career. And
throughout the publishing process, we’ll be here to lend a helping hand.


Only little progress made in lung cancer

Only little progress made in lung cancer

The article by Dr. Anne-Claire Toffart from Grenoble University Hospital has been accepted for publication in Lung Cancer. The reported study sought to assess whether the small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) response to chemotherapy and survival had changed over time.

The median survival of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients is approximately one year. To assess whether the SCLC response to chemotherapy and survival had changed over time, survival and mortality rates were compared during two distinct periods between 1997 and 2017.

Overall, 529 consecutive SCLC patients from the Grenoble University Hospital, France, were included in the analysis, most suffering from extensive SCLC disease. The analysis results proved rather disappointing: no significant differences in evaluation parameters were detected between the two study periods. The factors independently associated with death were as follows: cardiovascular comorbidities, liver comorbidities, poor ECOG performance status, and extensive SCLC disease.

Dr. Toffart and colleagues concluded their research by emphasizing that, since 1997, there has been no improvement in the survival or response rate to chemotherapy in SCLC. Accordingly, new therapeutic approaches are desperately needed to further improve survival of SCLC patients.

Let’s fight against brownout syndrome

Let’s fight against brownout syndrome

A new syndrome has recently attracted the attention of business coaches and well-being experts: brownout syndrome. The term is derived from the electricity field, given that a brownout is an intentional or unintentional drop in voltage in an electrical power supply system.

Staff affected by brownout become disengaged, demotivated, and lose interest in their jobs. Brownout is not as serious as burnout, but it is much more prevalent. A U.S. coaching firm recently looked at 1,000 executives and estimated that 5% of them suffered from burnout while 40% were considered to be victims of brownout. Brownout can be fairly mild and is usually reversible, but its consequences in the long term prove to be serious.

The usual symptoms of brownout tend to be disengagement, discontent, and lethargy. You’ll turn up for work and may even put in very long hours, but your heart isn’t in it. You’re no longer interested in new ideas, you’re not proactive, and you’re less communicative and sociable. That’s what brownout is all about.

It’s not just work either. Brownout will often spill over into your home life. You may become withdrawn and passive aggressive. Rather than wanting to read to your children or talk to your partner, you’ll be sullen and indifferent to those around you. You will find more info about strategies to combat this syndrome in our next Newsletter.

Kim’s fresh impressions…

Kim’s fresh impressions…

You wouldn’t believe it, but Kim Soriano only joined our team on April 1st, 2019, and how fast the month’s gone by! It’s like she’s been with us for ages, and it’s high time we let her tell you about her experience herself!

So it’s been a month since I joined Cremer Consulting, and what a rich month at that! Today I already feel more confident than ever in my medical translation abilities. I’ve built up my specialized vocabulary, settled into a good working rhythm, and am already at home with the kinds of expressions and structures that seemed so complex before… The texts I translate are always highly interesting and varied, and each evening I go home marveling at how much I seem to have learned. It’s so motivating!

No day resembles another, each filled with many tasks that are never the same. One area I really enjoy is writing about the latest medical advances. Still, it’s so easy to get carried away with research on the internet that I have to set myself strict deadlines. I always aim to not only dig up the details really at the heart of each story, but also to bring them to life in my writing. The content should always be original and attention-grabbing. Do I manage it? That’s for you to decide.

Here at Cremer Consulting, taking care of our clients is one of the most important services, and is a real part of my day to day. Writing posts for a client, keeping our social media accounts visible and dynamic, and interacting with clients are all activities I had never experienced before, and I’m constantly learning. Keep up to date in our next Newsletter!