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Old 06-25-2009   #1 (permalink)
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New hope in fighting Breast Cancer?

I saw this on the local news. This could give a lot of people hope.

Little Pill Offers New Hope in Breast Cancer Battle | NBC Dallas-Fort Worth
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Osborne said unlike chemotherapy, the pills target only the cancerous cells and leave the healthy ones unharmed. And while the studies so far have been small, the results have been anything but. Most patients saw their cancer stop, or start to go away.

Great news!
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The article also mentioned this pill could not only hold hope for those fighting breast cancer....but ovarian and prostate as well.

I linked the article in one of my posts to a friend on facebook. A group of us were discussing cancer and how it has touched a great many of us.......whether having it or knowing someone who does. Another person posted......

"Do you know how many doctors that would put out of work? And pharmacy's and drug companies.That is why I think there's no cure."

I guess there will always be someone with a negative outlook on things......but it didn't lessen the sting of reading it. Personally, I felt the statement was way off base.......
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This is amazing news and is sure to bring hope to people and families/friends affected!

Here is a press release summarizing the results from the most recent phase II trial for this drug:

Investigational Cancer Drug BSI-201 Showed Clinical Benefit In 62% Of Patients With Triple-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer

Lots of research coming out now related to genetic predispositions to developing cancer, as well as genetic traits that can predict a person's response to standard therapies right now. Some insurance companies are even beginning to deny coverage to people if they have cancer and test positive for certain genetic traits showing that they will not respond to therapy (chemo or otherwise), due to the overwhelming evidence that is coming out now.
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This is amazing news and is sure to bring hope to people and families/friends affected!

Here is a press release summarizing the results from the most recent phase II trial for this drug:

Investigational Cancer Drug BSI-201 Showed Clinical Benefit In 62% Of Patients With Triple-Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer

Lots of research coming out now related to genetic predispositions to developing cancer, as well as genetic traits that can predict a person's response to standard therapies right now. Some insurance companies are even beginning to deny coverage to people if they have cancer and test positive for certain genetic traits showing that they will not respond to therapy (chemo or otherwise), due to the overwhelming evidence that is coming out now.
Having lost my grandma when she was only 53, and then watching all 3 of my mom's sisters battle breast and/or ovarian cancer this is a huge development. Thank you so much for posting this.
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The article also mentioned this pill could not only hold hope for those fighting breast cancer....but ovarian and prostate as well.

I linked the article in one of my posts to a friend on facebook. A group of us were discussing cancer and how it has touched a great many of us.......whether having it or knowing someone who does. Another person posted......

"Do you know how many doctors that would put out of work? And pharmacy's and drug companies.That is why I think there's no cure."

I guess there will always be someone with a negative outlook on things......but it didn't lessen the sting of reading it. Personally, I felt the statement was way off base.......
It's scary to see how many people think about the big pharma conspiracy theory.

If the aforementioned person would have done some research about the makers of this drug, that person would learn that the company that created this drug was just bought for 500 million dollars.

Hardly putting drug companies out of work
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It's scary to see how many people think about the big pharma conspiracy theory.

If the aforementioned person would have done some research about the makers of this drug, that person would learn that the company that created this drug was just bought for 500 million dollars.

Hardly putting drug companies out of work
Never really bought into drug theories. There is always a new one to make. Now big oil controlling the lack of alternative fuels? Yeah. That one I BELIEVE.
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This is great news!! My dear sweet neighbor is battling cancer, 2nd time around and on Monday they found out her husband has colon cancer. They are both only 60 years old!! News like this gives people hope that there is a cure out there!! She told me that so far the golden years suck! Hard to deny that with all they are going through. I tried to tell her this is just a speed bump and to keep positive, but hard to do when life seems to dump so much on one couple. I know she was deeply saddened when Farrah died, her comment was all the money in the world can't even fight this thing!
Thanks for posting this, good to read something positive!
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Oncotype DX Overview

A new test that is also being used to help decide on should you do chemo !
New advances every day.
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October is coming. You will soon be bombarded with pink, and with requests to donate "to breast cancer." Please give money wisely. Don't give to anybody who simply asks while you are in a line as much of that money goes nowhere. If you are tempted, ask where the money is going and look the charity up on your phone.
Remember: you want to give for direct patient support, or metastatic research. If their main focus is "awareness" they are useless. There are many small charities in your own town that do good work. Find them and give there.
Don't buy a pink item because you think it will help. It usually won't. Give to a charity directly. (The charity will get the same amount if you buy the partnered product or not) But at a minimum, check the charity out. There are a few out there who do good work and rely on October for donations. Komen isn't one of them.
Don't play those Facebook games to "support" cancer patients. Not only does it not support us, it upsets us. If you want to support a cancer patient, but don't have money, look into Girls Love Mail or Chemo Angels or ones like that-you can write a letter to a cancer patient and encourage them.
Keep your eyes open. If a bar serves a pink drink and donates the proceeds to breast cancer-is that helping when their product is a known carcinogen? Use your intelligence. That is what is known as pink washing. - please be informed before you give.
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October is coming. You will soon be bombarded with pink, and with requests to donate "to breast cancer." Please give money wisely. Don't give to anybody who simply asks while you are in a line as much of that money goes nowhere. If you are tempted, ask where the money is going and look the charity up on your phone.
Remember: you want to give for direct patient support, or metastatic research. If their main focus is "awareness" they are useless. There are many small charities in your own town that do good work. Find them and give there.
Don't buy a pink item because you think it will help. It usually won't. Give to a charity directly. (The charity will get the same amount if you buy the partnered product or not) But at a minimum, check the charity out. There are a few out there who do good work and rely on October for donations. Komen isn't one of them.
Don't play those Facebook games to "support" cancer patients. Not only does it not support us, it upsets us. If you want to support a cancer patient, but don't have money, look into Girls Love Mail or Chemo Angels or ones like that-you can write a letter to a cancer patient and encourage them.
Keep your eyes open. If a bar serves a pink drink and donates the proceeds to breast cancer-is that helping when their product is a known carcinogen? Use your intelligence. That is what is known as pink washing. - please be informed before you give.
Great thoughts. Thank you.
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