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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Choose your lymphoma doctor wisely. Someone who will fight for you

As a NHL-MCL survivor for over four years, I have more than a passing interest in such reports.  This video story was posted days ago and while it has a tragic ending, I think that everyone should be aware of the message.  Choice of doctors mean everything to survival from any cancer.  don't let this story become your own.
jcowpatch June 16, 2010We were assigned an oncologist at a prestigious new york city cancer center. Our dad was diagnosed with non hodgkin's lymphoma. The oncologist prescribed an anti-coagulant to our dad after the 6th day of chemo treatment. Our dad bled to death.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Moving toward the day when taking a pill will cure diabetes, obesity, and other common ills

City of Hope is more than an internationally renowned cancer treatment center, but it is also a disease research institute that is on the leading edge of finding and helping to control the metabolic roots of common diseases and adverse health conditions.

Targeted Therapeutics at City of Hope: Attacking Disease on the Molecular Level - Click here for more blooper videos

By investigating the mechanisms that activate or inhibit respective genes, researchers are developing designer drugs to target specific disease-causing molecules. These drugs may lead to new treatments for diabetes and metabolic diseases. Featured scientists include Drs. Barry Forman, Rama Natarajan and Yanhong Shih.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ozzy Osbourne Screams for a Cancer Cure

VANDERKOK June 11, 2010 — for the longest scream. Guinness reps are present to certify it as a new world record with proceeds to help cure cancer and research and treatment programs at City of Hope. I thought they said or insinuated that Ozzy Osbourne, alone, was going to attempt to break a world record for the longest scream, but apparently it is the fans who are supposed to be screaming with Ozzy leading the scream for 2 minutes which doesn't seem that long.

The Grammy-winning rocker headed to Dodger Stadium Friday to set the Guiness World Record for the loudest and longest scream with thousands of Dodger fans…but it wasn't just to promote his upcoming album, aptly titled Scream.

The ear-piercing "Scream for a Cure" stint was actually part of the third annual ThinkCure! Weekend at Dodger Stadium, which raises money for cancer research. Last year, the event raised more than $50,000.

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