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Saturday, December 26, 2009

MYJ | Study blames two genes for aggressive brain cancer

Scientists have discovered two genes that appear responsible for one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer. Glioblastoma multiforme rapidly invades ...
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My@ltaCITIES JOURNAL is a blog dedicated to browsing, archiving and amplifying today’s events for cancer survival by a patients who was first diagnosed in March 2006 with mantle cell lymphoma and has learned from the experience that when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Teresa Heinz reveals current battle with breast cancer

The treatments will reportedly raise her odds of breast cancer survival to 95 percent. Follow up treatments would increase Teresa Heinz' chances of breast ...

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

MCL | Back Jan 8 for Rituxan Therapy

Following the IVIG infusion appointment at City of Hope on Jan. 6, two days later we are back for this separate in fusion. Both of these procedures are intended to prolong and sustain our current remission from the Mantle Cell Lymphoma.
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Rituximab, sold under the trade names Rituxan and MabThera, is a chimeric monoclonal antibody against the protein CD20, which is primarily found on the surface of B cells. Rituximab is used in the treatment of many lymphomas, leukemias, and some autoimmune disorders.

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Rituximab was developed by IDEC Pharmaceuticals (formed in 1986 by biotech pioneers Ivor Royston and Howard Birndorf).[1] Based on its safety and effectiveness in clinical trials,[2] rituximab was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1997 for B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma resistant to other chemotherapy regimens.[3] Rituximab, in combination with CHOP chemotherapy, is now standard therapy in the initial treatment of diffuse large B cell lymphoma and many other B cell lymphomas. It is currently co-marketed by Biogen Idec and Genentech in the U.S. and by Roche in Canada and the European Union.

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Immunoglobulin? | See this Amplification

My COH doctors have ordered an IVIG procedure for me as an outpatient on January 6. This clip gives a little amplification about what this procedure means to patients with immune system issues following various forms of cancer treatment, including chemotherapy, radiation, and stem cell transplants, of of which I have had.
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Immunoglobulin superfamily

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The immunoglobulin superfamily (IgSF) is a large group of cell surface and soluble proteins that are involved in the recognition, binding, or adhesion processes of cells. Molecules are categorized as members of this superfamily based on shared structural features with immunoglobulins (also known as antibodies); they all possess a domain known as an immunoglobulin domain or fold. Members of the IgSF include cell surface antigen receptors, co-receptors and co-stimulatory molecules of the immune system, molecules involved in antigen presentation to lymphocytes, cell adhesion molecules, certain cytokine receptors and intracellular muscle proteins. They are commonly associated with roles in the immune system.

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More on My Remission from MCL from My Journal

See this special amplify’d clip regarding mantle cell lymphoma | We received confirmation today from City of Hope that we are scheduled for a 5-6 hour infusion called IVIG (immunoglobulin).  See the links with the post for an explanation.  This infusion date will be followed two days later with an infusion of Rituxan which is also an immune system booster.  All of this additional therapy is intended to help keep me in remission which we have enjoyed since the October completion of the TomoTherapy that immediately followed the second recurrence of the lymphoma.

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Classifying non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) can be confusing because there are so many types. The World Health Organization system is often used. It groups NHL by the appearance of the lymphoma cells, the chromosome features of the cells, and the presence of certain proteins on the cell surface.

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Web Exclusive: Types of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Mantle Cell Lymphoma
Only about 5 percent of lymphomas are of this type. Men are affected most often. The average age of patients is in the early 60s. Although this isn't a very fast growing lymphoma, it is hard to treat. Newer, more aggressive treatments may be more effective than those used in the past, which may help improve the survival rates of patients now being diagnosed.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Beyond Page Two | What's Important!

Caught this story from LA TIMES and thought it was well worth MyAmplify'd | 224 | A2G |
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December 21, 2009

Rose Parade float to honor organ donors

By Ruben Vives

Rose Parade float to honor organ donors

...the people who by their organ donations helped photographs of the donors, then sprinkling seeds...nationally about becoming an organ or tissue donor through their stories...had registered as an organ donor with the California Department...

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MyJournal | New Blog | 21 Dec 2009

HERE is the link to the newly published iMac and iWeb version of MyJournal blog, my account of the events and times since my March 2006 diagnosis with mantle cell lymphoma.

As we approach Christmas 2009, Dee Dee and I are excited to report that we are officially back in remission (a second time) thanks to the TomoTherapy radiation in September at City of Hope. We continue with our 6-month medical leave until March 1 and we are due to start two forms on infusion in January. Both are detailed in the links below. According to my COH doctors, the combination of these will boost my immune system and keep the cancer at bay.

Since my medical leave began at the end of August, we have also enjoyed freedom from the constant respiratory and bronchial issues that marked the last year. This newfound state of well being may largely be due to our self-enforced isolation from most public contact, in part justified by the H1N1 scare. After an unexpected delay, I was finally able to get m
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My@ltaCITIES Blogs | ALTALOMAN | 1 Jan 2009

Here are links to the original @ltaCITIES blogs created and maintained by ALTALOMAN at the Google Blogger domain. As of 1 Jan 2010, all of these blogs are still published and active as RSS feeders for their newly published versions, iMac and iWorks creations on the Apple ME domain. See all of My@ltaCITIES blogs and RSS feeds at this link:
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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Victoria Kennedy

My late husband, Ted Kennedy, was passionate about health-care reform. It was the cause of his life. He believed that health care for all our citizens was a fundamental right, not a privilege, and that this year the stars -- and competing interests -- were finally aligned to allow our nation to move forward with fundamental reform. He believed that health-care reform was essential to the financial stability of our nation's working families and of our economy as a whole.

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Victoria Kennedy on ‘Teddy’

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This interview and report by NPR with Victoria Kennedy gives a special insight into her life with Ted Kennedy and his life as a public champion.

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Victoria Kennedy Shares ‘A Little Secret’ About The ‘Disciplined’ Teddy

By Mark Memmott

“Teddy set out his clothes every night the night before he went to work,” Victoria Kennedy told NPR’s Scott Simon during a conversation that will air Saturday on Weekend Edition:

That’s one example, she says, of how disciplined some aspects of her husband’s life were. She marvels at how much he fit into a 24-hour-day.

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60 votes in Senate? What About the House, Who Will That Body Vote?

Seems that the U.S. Senate has done just about as much damage as possible with this legislation. What's next?

ARCHIVED by @ltaCITIES | 224 | A2G | Today, Tomorrow, Forever | According to Google | | amplified by ALTALOMAN
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