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(21 replies, posted in General Discussion)

Great news Porter! Thanks for sharing that with us all. And yes, your surgeon sounds ace, no wonder you love her! Hope that you have a great Christmas with your family.

Hugs,

Gavin

Hi Golden Girl,

Thanks for the update on your mum and I am glad to hear that she has started her chemo and that she is doing well with it. Loads of positive thoughts are coming your way from over this side of the pond and I hope that the chemo does it's job. My fingers are crossed for your mum.

My best wishes to you and your mum,

Gavin

Dear Jean-Marie,

I am so very sorry indeed to hear of the passing of your dear Jeff. Please accept my sincere condolences. I wish there were words that I could say that would help ease the pain you feel right now. My thoughts are with you and your family right now.

Hugs,

Gavin

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(3 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

And us Bears fans are very happy at a Packer loss. Gotta get our digs in when we can!!  smile

Perhaps those with aspiring minds and talents think about studying and working at Cambridge or Oxford universities here in the UK? Nah. Where you really should head to is.......

Dundee!!!!

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/educat … h-1.741970

Pretty much every week in the local paper, the Courier, there is a story about new research into medical issues and diseases that has come out of Dundee University. Much research into cancers is being done here in Dundee and I know that Cancer Research UK funds work that is being done into skin and bowel cancers up here in Dundee in their CRUK centers.

Bill Clinton may have went to Oxford, but now Dundee is ranked higher in the UK than Oxford, Cambridge or St Andrews with the work it is doing in life sciences and research! Feeling very proud of this and just thought I'd share it here!

Oh yes, and Dundee is well established with the computer games industry. The origins of games such as Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto came from here as well.

Just felt like sharing this tonight. smile

Gavin

Can Thymidine Phosphorylase Be a Predictive Marker for Gemcitabine and Doxifluridine Combination Chemotherapy in Cholangiocarcinoma?: Case Series.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25526478

Mutational landscape of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25526346

Very good Duke!!! smile

The Ability to Diagnose Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Definitively Using Novel Branched DNA-Enhanced Albumin RNA In Situ Hybridization Technology.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25519926

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(14 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Yes I saw that one Catherine but thanks for mentioning it too. Wasn't sure exactly where UT was in the USA so had to go google it when Donna told me about the candle. I always though that UT was more north in the US for some reason!

Hugs,

Gavin

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(8 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Happy Hanukkah to you as well Lainy and to all of my Jewish friends on here too!

More feasting on delicious food me thinks, enjoy and have a good one!

Gavin

WWOX Suppresses Cell Growth and Induces Cell Apoptosis via Inhibition of P38 Nuclear Translocation in Cholangiocarcinoma.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25502636

Volatile organic compounds in bile for early diagnosis of cholangiocarcinoma in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis: a pilot study.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25500329

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(14 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

I saw the candle that you lit for Percy and my dad Catherine, thank you very much!  Much appreciated and I know my mum will be so grateful as well.

Marion, when you click on the light a candle icon you have to select location as either the USA or international and you have to chose 1 in order to light the candle.

Hugs to you and Catherine,

Gavin

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(5 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

A-ha. In that case then maybe the rover will find a Snickers bar as well as methane! smile

In Scotland they do strange things with Mars bars in the chippy's! Never had one and won't ever!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep-fried_Mars_bar

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(5 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Maybe!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science … -life.html

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(4 replies, posted in Members' Cafe)

Sorry to hear this news Dakotabean and I so understand your frustration. You go ahead an d vent away here as much as you want to, I know that venting so helps. Thinking of you both.

Hugs,

Gavin

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(14 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Thank you Catherine and very glad to hear that some of the links I post were of use and interest to you! One of the reasons that I post so many links on the site is to indeed show people that there is hope and that there is also research being done into CC. I just wish that they would come up with the cure faster but I guess we all want that! We will get there though, just a matter of time.

Did you click on the USA or International button when you lit your candle? Or it could be down to your ISP which will show your location as MD and mine as Scotland. Dunno if that's the case and Rick would know more about that.

A great suggestion you have about next years candle too! And yes, Percy touched so many people's life didn't he. A true gent who tirelessly worked to help others touched by CC. He is sorely missed by us all and thanks for lighting a candle for him.

Hugs,

Gavin

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(7 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Dear Carl,

I so wish that I could say something that would help ease the pain that you feel right now.  Having never been married I can only imagine the pain that you are feeling right now so I guess there is not much I can say that would help. But please know my friend that I am thinking of you and your family right now. And you know that we are always always here for you.

Gavin

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(14 replies, posted in In Remembrance)

Thank you Catherine, that is so very nice of you!!! I lit one as well last week for him so he is getting spoiled with candles on both sides of the pond!

And thank you as well for what you say. I am very proud to play a small part in the CCF and in doing so hopefully will be able to help others if I can. Thank you Catherine.

Hugs,

Gavin

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(4 replies, posted in Announcements)

Thanks for that Julia and yes it is very comforting to see all of the candles from all around the world. I lit one as well for my dad last week on the 5th anniversary of his passing.

Hugs,

Gavin

Happy birthday Uncle Duke! Glad to hear that you had such a good day! smile

And to follow up on what Lainy said, how about naughtily nice!

Gavin

PET - http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-c … s/pet-scan

PET -CT http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-c … petct-scan

MRI - http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-c … s/mri-scan

CT - http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-c … ts/ct-scan

Bone scan - http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-c … /bone-scan

Thanks Marion!

Thanks Marion!