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Gracefully grey - or Gypsy Rose me

Little to report recently because I’m between treatments so, while I’ve been very busy with stuff, the blog has been quiet.

Today’s post is on patience – or lack of it. 538 more words


STING-Dependent Cytosolic DNA Sensing Promotes Radiation-Induced Type I Interferon-Dependent Antitumor Immunity in Immunogenic Tumors: Immunity



•STING but not MyD88 or TRIF is essential for therapeutic radiation•cGAS-STING axis mediates dendritic cell sensing of irradiated-tumor cells•STING is required for effective adaptive immune responses to radiation•Exogenous cGAMP treatment promotes antitumor efficacy of radiation… 149 more words



Radio therapy is now officially over! I feel both relieved and released. My skin seems mostly fine, I have noticed a little bit of redness and itchiness towards the top of my chest but so far so good. 66 more words


For Whom the Bell Tolls

I remember as I was nearing the end of my treatment, an Irish friend Anne told me about a large bell in a cancer wing of an Irish hospital.   285 more words

XinhuaNet: Chinese scientists establish database to improve radiotherapy

XinhuaNet: Chinese scientists establish database to improve radiotherapy. “Chinese scientists have established an online database to help improve radiotherapy efficacy and clinical treatment of cancer. 43 more words

Research & Opinion

Hello Friday

…. and hello end of week 2! The second half of the week, treatment continued but this time without the bolus and it really made a difference. 175 more words