Look back, move forward.


Martin Luther King once said “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.” And so, in that spirit, after the memorials (which I will write about later), I have forged ahead leaving our beloved, but over-the-top creepy old house. While it’s a gorgeous place, the creepiness was a major problem…

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…