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Galena and the vaccine that won't die

Galena continues to hobble along with NeuVax, resisting defeat even though their peptide vaccine targeting HER2-positive breast cancer has failed in patients who have HER2-positive breast cancer as well as in patients who have breast cancer that is, ahem,  623 more words

In the Wee Hours

Some practicalities first. Yesterday we received a phone call from the surgeon who had just left the MDT (multidisciplinary team) meeting. He said that the receptor status came back as ER ([o]estrogen receptor) and PR (progesterone receptor) positive, but HER2 negative. 1,545 more words

How it all Started

The last thing I ever expected was to be sitting alone in a mammogram room, waiting for the technician to ask the radiologist if my images were clear enough so I could get changed; yet there I was. 204 more words


Diagnosed at 80mph.

I noticed something odd with my right breast one day after getting out of the shower. I wasn’t too concerned because I usually have benign fibrous lumps there anyway. 597 more words

New strategies for SEs, but same old neratinib

Neratinib is basically useless and has unmanageable side effects. Puma can publicly acknowledge only one of these problems, so here we are, with the company testing various… 345 more words

My Journey These Last Two Deadful Years

In 2010 I lost my husband to cancer. A few days before his passing I had a routine mammogram and the spots were discovered. Few days after his funeral I had a follow-up mammogram and ultrasound and it was concluded that the spots would just be observed. 557 more words

Life Lessons

That Time When You Realize Your Parents’ Lives Are More Exciting Than Yours

Dear Friends,

Mom and Dad are currently gallivanting around southern Italy, along with their crew from the Rhine cruise two years ago and seemingly half the town. 621 more words