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Chemotherapy for Sen. John McCain’s Glioblastoma

Two chemotherapy regimens have been the standard for glioblastoma: temozolomide (Temodar) and the Gliadel Wafer (polifeprosan with carmustine implant). Temozolomide is an alkylating agent and alkylate/methylate DNA. This methylation damages the DNA and triggers the death of tumor cells. Gliadel … Continue reading

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Why Sen. John McCain’s Brain Tumor is Difficult to Treat?

Sen. John McCain’s brain tumor, glioblastoma, has a fairly grim outlook. Fewer than 5% of those diagnosed with glioblastoma survive to five years, and this cancer claims half its victims within 15 months. The followings are the reasons why this … Continue reading

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What to know about Sen. John McCain’s brain cancer diagnosis

Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with the aggressive brain cancer glioblastoma, his office said on Wednesday. McCain had undergone surgery to remove a blood clot above his left eye last week, and a subsequent pathology report of that tissue … Continue reading

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Cancer Picked on the Wrong Guy!

Here are the best wishes for Sen. John McCain: Vice President Pence‏: Cancer picked on the wrong guy. John McCain is a fighter & he’ll win this fight too. God bless! Former President Barack Obama‏: John McCain is an American … Continue reading

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Sen. John McCain Diagnosed with Brain Tumor

Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. On Friday, July 14, 2017, Doctors removed a blood clot from above McCain’s left eye. Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.

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Thought of the Day: Keep your ears open, your eyes open, grab everything you can, react, and learn – Victoria Abril

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Thought of the Day: We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

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Thought of the Day: Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies – Mother Teresa

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo Died of Liver Cancer

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo died of liver cancer July 13, 2017. Liu, 61, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for “inciting subversion of state power” after he helped write a petition known as “Charter 08” calling for … Continue reading

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May my family’s cancer journey have a positive impact on yours

My sister’s breast cancer diagnosis came when she was only 23 and shook my entire family to its core. I’m endlessly grateful that my sister was able to conquer her disease, but I think a lot about how lucky she … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything but they make the most of everything.

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Happy 4th of July! Drink until you see stars… and stripes!

Quotes of July 4th: Let us readopt the Declaration of Independence, and with it the practices and policy which harmonize with it – Abram Lincoln Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the … Continue reading

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Tom Marsilje: Adventures in Living Terminal Cancer Optimistically

Tom Marsilje, an oncology researcher, is living with stage IV colorectal cancer (CRC) and describes his cancer fighting journey through his blog. Having a unique perspective as an oncology drug discovery scientist and patient, Tom use his blog to discuss … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: Though at times it may seem uncertain, it is a future that is ours to decide, ours to define, and ours to win – Obama

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Thought of the Day: Don’t ever give up on life. Life is so beautiful.

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How We Can Win the War on Cancer

We are proud to join Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden in their commitment to end cancer as we know it through the work of a new nonprofit, the Biden Cancer Initiative. The Biden Cancer Initiative will convene experts … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: Life is short. Enjoy it and live it to the fullest. don’t spend your days and nights being bitter or angry. Move forward.

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How Charles Darwin Helped Me Cope With My Cancer

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, I was inundated with advice on how to cope with this horrifying turn of events: Meditate. Exercise. Visualize happy outcomes. Get massage and acupuncture. Scream when necessary. That all helped. Still, … Continue reading

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Blood test spots cancer a year early

Doctors have spotted cancer coming back up to a year before normal scans in an “exciting” discovery. The UK team was able to scour the blood for signs of cancer while it was just a tiny cluster of cells invisible … Continue reading

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