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…

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…