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Scientists Cite Advances on Two Kinds of Cancer
âThis is a phenomenal example of finding the right patient and the right drug very early on,â said Dr. Pasi A. Janne of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, who was involved in the trial that is cited by the following report.
CHICAGO — Using two opposite strategies, scientists say they have made significant progress in taming two of the most intractable types of cancer.
One approach, highly focused on specific types of tumors, shrank them significantly in 57 percent of patients with a lung cancer marked by a specific genetic abnormality.
Even though the clinical trial was small (just 82 people, with no control group), the results were considered so striking for such sick patients that the study will be featured Sunday at the main session of the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology here.
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When a #Canswerist (aka cancer survivor or caregiver) looks to begin or extend research for their diagnosis (DX), the world wide web (or internet) is a logical starting points. Typically, such a search may lead to discovery on a range of INTRANETS.
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▶ First day of the winter solstice arrived yesterday and that generally means no real change in the weather conditions for Southern California, but we have finally had a few days of partly-cloudy rain to initiate the official changing of the seasons▶ Unfortunately and personally, the last few months have been mostly marked with prolonged and unrelenting respiratory distress, officially diagnosed last Friday as acute bronchitis.
▶ A new cocktail of medicines have been prescribed: 1) Ibratropium Bromide nasal spray; 2) Prednisone, a steroid; and 3) Benzonatate, a cough suppressant. All of this followed my third IVIG in three months since September at City of Hope, as that last procedure generally lasts me for six months, but not at this time. Immune system issues remain and underlying challenge in my ninth year post DX with mantle cell lymphoma and eight years post the allogeneic stem ce…