A really bad car


My son is driving my grandmother’s car. It is a thing of pride and accomplishment, in spite of its looks. I bought it from my grandfather in 2007. A luxurious, pearl-colored Ford Lincoln with white leather seats, it was so expensive the dealership photographed my grandparents in front of the car when they bought it.…

Pine bark and melanoma – Leelamine


A compound derived from pine bark is making waves as a new possibility for treating melanoma. Interestingly, what it seems to do is the much of the same thing cannabis does: that is, work with cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 in the brain. These receptors are responsible for certain psycho and physiological activities and processes like…

Researchers discover how UV rays cause melanoma


How can sunlight or UV exposure cause melanoma? Researchers have now pinpointed how this works, and why some individuals are more at risk than others to develop the disease. This is a critical discovery for melanoma. As it is with potential treatment or cure, once you can pinpoint the right question the solution often naturally follows.…

Melanoma vaccine – Vaccinia Melanoma Cell Lysate (VMCL)


Melanoma vaccine – Vaccinia Melanoma Cell Lysate (VMCL) is giving melanoma victims hope AM By Caroline Winter This has been a busy week or two, so I haven’t had time to update posts with new melanoma research out there. Here’s a vaccine that’s showing promise. This vaccine, different from Amgen’s talimogene laherparapvec, (also known as…

Copper, germs and cancer


Here’s a bit of trivia for you – do you know why old buildings and hospitals used to use brass or copper handles and handrails? It’s because bacteria can only survive 8 hours on brass, and even less time on copper. They self-sanitize, thanks to copper! Researchers have discovered that copper and alloys made from…

Auntie PedieOne


The FORCE will be with us! Anti-PD-1 (aka MK-3475) previously known as lambrolizumab, should be available for expanded use in as little as 3 months! Our long, 2-day visit at the University of Iowa ended with great news – providing he has no growing brain mets, Kevin will be eligible for Anti-PD-1 in as few as 3 months, provided…