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Topic: ASCO's 2011 Annual Report on Progress Again Cancer.

Hi,everyone,

Below is the link to the above report. it is relative long and general,but you can have a better understanding about the advancement chemotherapy had become and the  trend of the  future treatment in cancer.
it is 48 pages long but very easier to understand. and please remember beside chemo and targeted therapy;we have also the advancement of techniques in  interventional radiology to combat cancer too.

The future looks bright but  it will take time;  so  hang in there for the best of it to come for us.
God bless.

www.ASCO.org

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

Re: ASCO's 2011 Annual Report on Progress Again Cancer.

Hi Percy,

Many thanks for posting this. I haven't had the time to read it yet but I will. And I hope you don't mind, but I pinched your lnk and posted it over on out Facebook page as well!

Many thanks, and have a great day today. And stay warm in that Chicago winter, brrrrr!!

Gavin

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Re: ASCO's 2011 Annual Report on Progress Again Cancer.

Dear Percy,

I will read this when I get a chance. I am sorry to say some of your posts are way over my head. You say this one is an easy read, so I will attempt it. Thank you for your tireless research. My daughter is a doctor, so I know sometimes she forgets I am not and has to explain things to me in regular words rather than her mumbo jumbo. She gets so used to being around her peers and thinks everyone else knows what she is talking about!

-Pam

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Re: ASCO's 2011 Annual Report on Progress Again Cancer.

Hi, Pam,
I do understand  exactly what you mean about talking the "mumbo jumbo".

This  report is for the public . so I hope you will understand the ASCO mumbo jumbo too. What the content may not  be that important to us especially ; but the  VISION and TREND of the cancer therapy   is what  it is all about ,for me at least.
I sincerely believe that if we,the patients,can hang around for 5 more years or so;more effective regimens with less or no side effects will be found for us. it will be more or less like taking a blood pressure pill daily for high blood pressure.
Say hi to your daughter for me and keep up the spirit.
God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.

Re: ASCO's 2011 Annual Report on Progress Again Cancer.

Percy,    " I sincerely believe that if we,the patients,can hang around for 5 more years or so;more effective regimens with less or no side effects will be found for us. it will be more or less like taking a blood pressure pill daily for high blood pressure"

As to what you posted above....my Peeps have a saying,"From your mouth to God's ears!"

Teddy ~In our hearts forever~ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING
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Re: ASCO's 2011 Annual Report on Progress Again Cancer.

Hi Percy,

I'm looking at the summary paper for the patients.

Cancer Advances: News for Patients from the 2011 ASCO Annual Meeting

A quote from page 1:

In this study, researchers looked at the tumors from 1,144 patients with advanced cancer to find specific changes to the tumor’s genes, called mutations. The tumors from 460 patients had one or more genetic mutations. Each of these patients received a targeted therapy drug that targets the specific genetic mutation found in their tumor.

I'm confused. What about the other 684 patients? (1144 - 460 = 684)

Did they not have a mutation? That doesn't seem to make sense.  Are they trying to say that the rest of the patients had an unknown mutation that researchers could not identify?

Any idea?

Re: ASCO's 2011 Annual Report on Progress Again Cancer.

Hi,Eli,
The other 684 patients must not have the specific gene mutation in the tumor that the  researchers are looking for.
God bless.

Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If  provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.