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Encounter with Dr Susan Love

Not me, of course, but a friend in New York went along to an Interview, Q & A, buffet event at the last minute a couple of days go and got to ask questions at the mic and speak to Dr Love during the evening. As a fellow METAvivor her questions were directed about the …

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Page 3 and Coppafeel

In the UK there is a newspaper called The Sun which has printed photos of topless girls on its Page 3 for as long as I can remember. It is the kind of paper that many buy it because of its ‘excellent sports coverage’. It is rather sad that in 2014 a newspaper is still …

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There is something missing … the “Inconvenient Truth” of breast cancer

As someone who has lived with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) for over 6 years I have long noticed that there is something missing; and we are not talking about my left boob here. When I was diagnosed with MBC I took a brief look at the statistics. Didn’t dwell there long because I …

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1 in 5 cancer trials fail to complete

http://www.cancernetwork.com/asco-2014-genitourinary-cancers-symposium/one-fifth-cancer-clinical-trials-fail-complete?GUID=A1E7C055-6042-44DA-8269-BFF034C741FF&rememberme=1&ts=07022014 I came across this in a newsletter I subscribe to by e-mail. It is staggering that 20% of cancer clinical trials fail to complete, and only 1% of those is due to the efficacy of the drug or some other adverse event. When I think how difficult it seems to be to get a …

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Inflammatory?

What do you think of when you see that word? Some would think of a seriously annoyed person telling others something they don’t want to hear – inflammatory speech, anger. Some would think of inflammation of their body from arthritis or a pulled muscle, a mouth sore … – inflammation of the body. Some would …

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Cause Marketing – charity or business?

Cause Marketing is at the centre of the Pinktober / Pink Ribbon movement. It is about a company being seen to be ‘giving’ to a cause, rather than sharing a small part of the profit they make from using the cause. It is about the consumer making a fashion statement, almost as much as it …

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Personalised Medicine

The promise of a treatment regime which is tailored to your exact cancer genotype and allowing the patient to have the drugs that will work best for them and their cancer type has been on the horizon for, well for those of us with Metastatic Cancer, almost a life time. It is always just around …

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Is Awareness the replacement for innovation?

I have just watched Burzynski: Cancer Is Serious Business Part II and at the end of the film Dr Julian Whitaker, MD, says something along the lines that the ‘out-reach of Awareness doesn’t cure the disease’. WOW that phrase really made me think. Breast cancer has become about Awareness, but where is the serious work …

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It is about more than just a Pink Ribbon

The Pink Ribbon has become the symbol of breast cancer. The symbol of support, of caring, of donating to ‘the cause’. Many of us have heard the anger of those with other forms of cancer who think that breast cancer gets way more than its fair share of the cake and in some ways I …

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Here and Now ?

This came to my attention today, and who would have guessed that 81% of UK respondents to a Novartis Oncology commissioned survey are aware that early breast cancer can be treated to the patient is free of the disease, but 77% were unsure of did not know that advanced breast cencer cannot be treated so …

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