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Excellent video and Sean Parker.

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When I heard Tom Hanks coaching that audience about what a PD-1 Inhibitor is, that was like music to my ears.
It's possible that Parker's "manhattan project", if it happens quickly enough, could save my life.
I just finished immunotherapy and I was cancer free when I got a scan a month later. But for most people it works only temporarily. At this point it buys you an additional six months to a year.
Maybe before long it will buy us cancer victims a normal lifespan.

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Look at this Bob, but only 3 docs around here certified so far. Dr Garg in Pace, a radiologist either in SH cancer center or right around there and a pediatrician.



http://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/pensacola/2016/07/27/marijuana-dispensary-planned-pensacola/87615086/

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ppaca wrote:Look at this Bob, but only 3 docs around here certified so far. Dr Garg in Pace, a radiologist either in SH cancer center or right around there and a pediatrician.



http://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/pensacola/2016/07/27/marijuana-dispensary-planned-pensacola/87615086/
Thankful for a pediatrician.

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ppaca wrote:Look at this Bob, but only 3 docs around here certified so far. Dr Garg in Pace, a radiologist either in SH cancer center or right around there and a pediatrician.



http://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/pensacola/2016/07/27/marijuana-dispensary-planned-pensacola/87615086/

That address it will be located at is only about six blocks from my house.

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The person at the center of all this (Sean Parker) is an interesting individual...

from his wiki page...

Early life

Parker was born in Herndon, Virginia, to Diane Parker, a TV advertising broker, and Bruce Parker, a U.S. government oceanographer.[5][6][13][14] When Parker was seven, his father taught him how to program on an Atari 800.[5] Parker’s father, who put his family over his entrepreneurial dreams, told Parker "if you are going to take risks, take them early before you have a family."[15] As a teenager, Parker’s hobbies were hacking and programming.[6] One night, while hacking into the network of a Fortune 500 company, Parker was unable to log out after his father unplugged and confiscated his computer keyboard.[6] Because his IP address was exposed, F.B.I. agents tracked down the 16-year-old.[6] Since Parker was under 18, he was sentenced to community service.[6]

Education


Parker attended Oakton High School in Fairfax County, Virginia for two years before transferring to Chantilly High School in 1996 for his junior and senior years.[16] While there, Parker wrote a letter to the school administration and persuaded them to count the time he spent coding in the computer lab as a foreign language class.[16] As a result, towards the end of Parker’s senior year at Chantilly, he was mostly writing code and starting companies.[16] He graduated in 1998. While still in high school, he interned for Mark Pincus (the CEO of Zynga) at Pincus's Washington D.C. startup FreeLoader.[17] He won the Virginia state computer science fair for developing a Web crawler, and was recruited by the C.I.A.[5] By his senior year of high school, Parker was earning more than $80,000 a year through various projects, enough to convince his parents to allow him to skip college and pursue a career as an entrepreneur.[5]

As a child, Parker was an avid reader, which was the beginning of his lifelong autodidacticism.[6][18] Several media profiles refer to Parker as a genius.[19][20][21][22][23] He considers his time at Napster to be his college education, calling it "Napster University," since he became well-versed in intellectual property law, corporate finance, and entrepreneurship.[24]

Napster

When Parker was 15, he met 14-year-old Shawn Fanning over the Internet, where the two bonded over topics like theoretical physics and hacking.[6][25] A few years later Fanning and Parker cofounded Napster, a free file-sharing service for music.[8] Parker raised the initial $50,000, and they launched Napster in June 1999.[26] Within a year, the service had tens of millions of users.[6] Napster was opposed by recording labels, the Recording Industry Association of America, and the heavy metal band Metallica,[14] among others. Lawsuits by various industry associations eventually shut down the service.[27][28] Napster has been called the fastest growing business of all time, is credited with revolutionizing the music industry, and is considered by some to be a precursor to iTunes.[29][30][31][32][33]


I wouldn't trade a thousand Donald Trumps and Hillary Clintons for this one person.  God speed,  Sean Parker,  and I hope to god you're successful with this.  Parker is what American entrepreneurship is all about.  Not that orange haired piece of shit running for President.

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Autodidacticism (also autodidactism) or self-education (also self-learning and self-teaching) is the act of learning about a subject or subjects in which one has had little to no formal education. Many notable contributions have been made by autodidacts.

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/israeli-scientists-say-they-can-block-melanoma-spread/ar-BBvXpb7

Israeli scientists have uncovered how the most severe form of skin cancer spreads to other organs in a discovery that could revolutionise treatment of the disease, they said Tuesday.

Researchers at Tel Aviv University found that melanoma, the most aggressive of all skin cancers, was able to send out tiny vesicles -- small cysts or blisters -- containing the disease to other parts of the body.

They were then able to develop substances to prevent the spread of the disease, which "may serve as promising candidates for future drugs" the researchers said in a statement.

Our study is an important step on the road to a full remedy," lead researcher Carmit Levy wrote.

"We hope that our findings will help turn melanoma into a non-threatening, easily curable disease," she added.

"The threat of melanoma is not in the initial tumour that appears on the skin," wrote Levy, of the university's Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry.

Rather (the threat is) in its metastasis -- in the tumour cells sent off to colonise in vital organs like the brain, lungs, liver and bones.

"We have discovered how the cancer spreads to distant organs and found ways to stop the process before the metastatic stage," Levy added.

The research was published in the Nature Cell Biology scientific journal and carried out in conjunction with German cancer specialists and others.

Melanomas are usually black or brown marks on the skin.

If caught in early stages, survival rates are relatively high but once it spreads it is often fatal.

In the United States, more than 75,000 melanomas are expected to be discovered this year, with more than 10,000 people dying as a result, according to the American Cancer Society.

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ppaca wrote:http://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/israeli-scientists-say-they-can-block-melanoma-spread/ar-BBvXpb7

Israeli scientists have uncovered how the most severe form of skin cancer spreads to other organs in a discovery that could revolutionise treatment of the disease, they said Tuesday.

Researchers at Tel Aviv University found that melanoma, the most aggressive of all skin cancers, was able to send out tiny vesicles -- small cysts or blisters -- containing the disease to other parts of the body.

They were then able to develop substances to prevent the spread of the disease, which "may serve as promising candidates for future drugs" the researchers said in a statement.

Our study is an important step on the road to a full remedy," lead researcher Carmit Levy wrote.

"We hope that our findings will help turn melanoma into a non-threatening, easily curable disease," she added.

"The threat of melanoma is not in the initial tumour that appears on the skin," wrote Levy, of the university's Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry.

Rather (the threat is) in its metastasis -- in the tumour cells sent off to colonise in vital organs like the brain, lungs, liver and bones.

"We have discovered how the cancer spreads to distant organs and found ways to stop the process before the metastatic stage," Levy added.

The research was published in the Nature Cell Biology scientific journal and carried out in conjunction with German cancer specialists and others.

Melanomas are usually black or brown marks on the skin.

If caught in early stages, survival rates are relatively high but once it spreads it is often fatal.

In the United States, more than 75,000 melanomas are expected to be discovered this year, with more than 10,000 people dying as a result, according to the American Cancer Society.


Wow!!

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If they can stop the cells from spreading to other organs in melanoma then I don't see why they couldn't do it with many more cancers.

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I really don't want to be skeptical because I REALLY want this to be valid science and the story to be  true.
But when I google "Israeli melanoma breakthrough",  while there are a good number of google hits on it,  not one of them is from any outfit I ever heard of...

https://www.google.com/search?q=israeli+melanoma+breakthrough&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

Why wouldn't this be picked up by any mainstream media or well known medical websites?

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Bob wrote:I really don't want to be skeptical because I REALLY want this to be valid science and the story to be  true.
But when I google "Israeli melanoma breakthrough",  while there are a good number of google hits on it,  not one of them is from any outfit I ever heard of...

https://www.google.com/search?q=israeli+melanoma+breakthrough&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

Why wouldn't this be picked up by any mainstream media or well known medical websites?

I see what you mean when I do a similar google search.   Maybe the mainstream guys have just been too busy with Trump et al.  It's only been a couple of days since the msn article -- give it a little time.   Maybe the mainstream guys are trying to verify. You're right -- this is too huge not to be picked up by the biggies.  I'm hoping it will be, very soon.  Let's keep an eye out (I know you will!!).

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Bob, try these search engines and use google translator, they might have something.

http://www.nana.co.il/

http://www.walla.co.il/

http://www.science.co.il/

It's a stab in the dark they may have something.

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ppaca wrote:Bob, try these search engines and use google translator, they might have something.

http://www.nana.co.il/

http://www.walla.co.il/

http://www.science.co.il/

It's a stab in the dark they may have something.

I just did the searches. All I could find were the same websites as before.
It's not like it's quack sites though, some of them are legit Israeli media.
But I don't get anything outside of that.

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Bob wrote:
ppaca wrote:Bob, try these search engines and use google translator, they might have something.

http://www.nana.co.il/

http://www.walla.co.il/

http://www.science.co.il/

It's a stab in the dark they may have something.

I just did the searches.  All I could find were the same websites as before.
It's not like it's quack sites though,  some of them are legit Israeli media.
But I don't get anything outside of that.

I didn't either since this just came out yesterday maybe it will be in this for the August issue when it comes out. Israel Medical Association

http://www.ima.org.il/imaj/

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ppaca wrote:
Bob wrote:
ppaca wrote:Bob, try these search engines and use google translator, they might have something.

http://www.nana.co.il/

http://www.walla.co.il/

http://www.science.co.il/

It's a stab in the dark they may have something.

I just did the searches.  All I could find were the same websites as before.
It's not like it's quack sites though,  some of them are legit Israeli media.
But I don't get anything outside of that.

I didn't either since this just came out yesterday maybe it will be in this for the August issue when it comes out.  Israel Medical Association

http://www.ima.org.il/imaj/

http://www.timesofisrael.com/tel-aviv-university-study-may-lead-to-melanoma-cure/

http://nocamels.com/2016/08/melanoma-israeli-skin-cancer/

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I don't believe that original article I posted said the Germans were in with them on this research.

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/science/1.738026

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Best of luck to you, Bob (and our friend, Seaoat). My wife and I had a consult with Dr. Sawrie (radiation oncologist) at the Woodlands yesterday afternoon. We are going to wait until January or February and then I will start a 44-treatment radiation therapy series for my prostate cancer.

I have a very small area of cancer, with a Gleason Score of 6. I have to thank some very persistent VA GPs, who kept noting my increased PSA when I would go to the JACC for my annual physical. In 2014, Dr. Bond at the VA finally insisted I see a specialist. I saw Dr. Garner (urologist) at the Woodlands, and he ultimately performed two prostate biopsies, finding the cancer on the second try. Dr. Garner retired last December, so now I am followed by a much younger man, Dr. Vaughan. A few months from now, Dr. Vaughan will put three gold markers over the area of my prostate where the cancer is, and Dr. Sawrie's machinery will cue on that. Dr. Sawrie says the entire treatment uses low-dose xrays, and takes about 5 minutes to finish, each time. But, I have to go there 5 days a week for 8 consecutive weeks, plus four additional days. My PSA levels should start decreasing after that, and it takes about a year before they know how effective the treatment was.

Both my father and maternal grandfathers had slow-growing prostate cancers. My grandfather never treated his, as he was already advanced in age when they found it. My dad submitted to brachytherapy and was declared cancer-free 3 years later. The doctors at the Woodlands to not recommend brachytherapy.

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The Gleason score is what they take from the biopsy? Correct?

I haven't had one yet but I feel it's coming. Did you get an infection from either biopsies?

I have researched immunotherapy and prostate cancer and there just doesn't seem to anything yet that I can find.

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The general direction of research is promising, but there is no silver bullet for cancer, and as a world leading oncologist at Northwestern has told me......we save a lot of mice from cancer, not so successful with humans........

It is good to have hope. It is good to look for cures, but the truth is that there are thousands of types of cancer which do not have one path to a cure, and the reality is that in the next thirty years folks will still be dying of cancer.

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ppaca wrote:The Gleason score is what they take from the biopsy? Correct?

I haven't had one yet but I feel it's coming.  Did you get an infection from either biopsies?

I have researched immunotherapy and prostate cancer and there just doesn't seem to anything yet that I can find.

Just watch your PSA levels, and submit to a rectal finger exam, PPCA (do both annually). Make sure you insist on having PSA evaluated when you do your annual bloodwork. My regular GP at West Florida Primary Care kept dismissing the importance of PSA. The VA doctor kept emphasizing it. Based on how I ended up, I would say PSA is important.

The biopsies sound more gross than they turned out. It entails 12 sticks with a biopsy-needle across the prostate, accessed through the anus. The doctor guides the needle using an ultrasound device, and the needles are shot into your prostate using a spring-loaded thing called a Biopity. I didn't feel any pain during the procedures, because they give you a shot inside your rectum to deaden the area around the prostate. For the second one, I experienced more bleeding, as I had been taking both Plavix and aspirin for my heart condition (I had to come off Plavix a full week before Dr. Garner did the second biopsy). A real man can endure this procedure just fine.
Very Happy

I did not get any infections from either procedure. Yes, they map your cancer's general location based on the biopsy needle results, and a pathologist awards your Gleason Score from there. My little bit of cancer is way off to one side of the prostate. It was found very early in me. Without these advanced testing measures, I likely would have been in my early to mid 70s before it was found conventionally, as it was with those related to me. I was told I could let this sit for a while before worrying about it, as my cancer is extremely slow-growing. I am just going to get it taken care of, now that they found it. I have no symptoms from it at all.

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ZVUGKTUBM wrote:submit to a rectal finger exam,

Not without a nice dinner and a dozen roses.

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Sal wrote:
ZVUGKTUBM wrote:submit to a rectal finger exam,

Not without a nice dinner and a dozen roses.

Ah, you are still yet a little young.... Eventually, you will submit and just bend over.

As one doctor said to me years ago.... "P___, if I thought you liked it, I would be concerned for you!"

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Thanks for the info Z. I wonder if they have ever evaluated my PSA? I'll have to ask.

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