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Old 09-25-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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Talking Guess who was nominated for a Nobel Prize for Medicine . . .



UCLA Cancer Researcher Predicted to Win 2013 Nobel Prize
Posted Date: 9/25/2013 8:30 AM

UCLA's Dr. Dennis Slamon, director of the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program, director of clinical and translational research at Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, and professor, chief and executive vice chair for research in the division of hematology/oncology, department of medicine, was selected as a Thomson Reuters Citation Laureate along with two other teams of laureates as possible winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology.
Every year, Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates are selected by the IP & Science business of Thomson Reuters to indicate an analytical prediction of that year's possible Nobel Prize winners. Having accurately forecast 27 Nobel Prize winners since its inception in 2002, the Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates study mines scientific research citations to identify the most influential researchers in the fields of chemistry, physics, medicine and economics.
According to Gordon Macomber, Thomson Reuters managing director of scholarly and scientific research, scientific research citations function as a repayment of an intellectual debt. By analyzing citations in aggregate over many years, they are able to identify individual researchers and institutions that have the greatest impact on their fields of study, resulting in estimates of who are most likely to capture the attention of the Nobel jury.
Dr. Slamon is recognized around the world for his 12-year effort to bring the drug Herceptin to cancer patients. Approved by the FDA in 1998, Herceptin is an antibody that helps counteract a mutation of the HER2 gene, found in about 25 percent of breast cancer patients. Given in combination with or following chemotherapy, Herceptin has been shown to greatly improve survival rates and reduce adverse side effects in patients with HER2-positive cancers, and its development at the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research program has pioneered the field of targeted therapy in cancer.
The 2013 Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology will be announced Monday, October 7, as early as 11:30 a.m. (Central European Time). The prize will be announced by Göran K. Hansson, Secretary of the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine.
The annual Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates study is based on analysis of proprietary data from the research and citation database, Web of Science™, which identifies the most influential researchers in the categories of chemistry, physics, physiology or medicine, and economics. Based on a thorough review of citations to each person's research, the company names these high-impact researchers as Thomson Reuters Citation Laureates and predicts they will be Nobel Prize winners, either this year or in the future.
UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has more than 240 researchers and clinicians engaged in disease research, prevention, detection, control, treatment and education. One of the nation's largest comprehensive cancer centers, the Jonsson center is dedicated to promoting research and translating basic science into leading-edge clinical studies. In July 2013, the Jonsson Cancer Center was named among the top 12 cancer centers nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, a ranking it has held for 14 consecutive years. For more information on the Jonsson Cancer Center, visit our website at http://www.cancer.ucla.edu.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:01 AM   #2
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Re: Guess who was nominated for a Nobel Prize for Medicine . . .

As well he should! He is going to be at the PA breast cancer coalition event in Harrisburg on Oct 14 accepting an award. I couldn't get the day off to attend but I sure to want to hug him.
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April 20, 2012: Dx Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
April 25, 2012: ER+(5%), PR-, HER2+++
May 10, 2012: BRCA 1,2 Negative
May 23, 2012: MUGA Scan EF 70%
May 31, 2012: B/L Mastectomy. 2/2 nodes removed and CLEAR!! Power Port placed. 2 Drains. 2 Expanders placed
June 5, 2012: Drains OUT! Ahhhh..
June 12, 2012: Final Pathology Report, .8x.3cm tumor. Micromets to 1 node .35mm under cytokeratin staining. Stage 2A. Onc says "you are lucky to have found this early"
July 10, 2012: Started 6 rounds of TCH with weekly H
Sept 5, 2012: MUGA 65%
Sept 20, 2012: CAT scan of brain clear!
Oct 23, 2012: LAST TC! AMEN! Continue Herceptin every three weeks until July 2013.
Nov 19, 2012: Port out!
Dec 5, 2012: Started radiation
Dec. 10, 2012: MUGA 65%
Dec. 13, 2012: Turned 40. BEST BIRTHDAY EVER!
Jan 23, 2013: Last radiation. Told I am NED. Continue Herceptin every three weeks till July 2013.
Jan 29, 2013: Begin 5 years of Tamoxifen.
Feb 28, 2013: CT Scan with Contrast of lungs. 5mm and 4mm nodules of unknown origin. Rescan in 3 months.
Mar 6, 2013: EF 60%
May 8, 2013: Exanders out, implants implanted...abd. lipo and fat moved up. Girls are looking good!
June 3, 2013: CT Scan with Contrast of lungs. Previous nodules gone. New nodules (2mm and 3mm) found. Rescan in 3 months. So sorry I opened this can of worms...
June 11, 2013: EF 60%
June 25, 2013: Last Herceptin. wow...
Aug 20, 2013: Tumor markers within normal limits. Xray to sore left ribs shows no disease or fractures.
Sept 9, 2013: CT of lungs shows no disease. Closing this can of worms and moving on.
Nov 20, 2013: Tumor markers within normal limits. Severe Vit D deficiency, started on prescription Vit. D. Blaming chemo for this.
Feb 2014: Tumor markers within normal limits.
May 2014: Tumor markers within normal limits. Graduated to twice yearly onc appts.
Oct 2014: Tumor markers within normal limits.
May 2015: Tumor markers WNL. Bone density scan fine. Bone scan and xray of ribs shows "something" 4th right rib. Could be healed fracture but if it is healed why does it hurt?
Nov 2015: Tumor markers WNL. Follow up bone scan clear.
Feb 2016: Syncope! WTF? Dizzy too. Brain scan clear, ECHO EF 60%, Halter Monitor shows heart is fine. Viral? I will never know.
June 2016: Tumor markers WNL.
Oct 2016: Stabbing pain right eye. Long story short, trigeminal neuralgia.
Nov 2016 Brain MRI clear.
Jan 2017: Tumor markers WNL, still getting weird pain right rib area, and sometimes right upper chest. Xray x2, Bone Scan, Breast MRI all clear. Scar tissue? Rads. I may never know.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:31 PM   #3
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Re: Guess who was nominated for a Nobel Prize for Medicine . . .

I am in total agreement with you Leah!!! WONDERFUL!!!!
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12/14/12 Lumpectomy
1/4/13 Rexcision, NO CLEAR MARGINS!! :(
2/11/13 Mastectomy with Expander Placed
2/15/13 INFECTION at Mastectomy site...emergency Surgery!!! Expander removed :(
DX: DCIS, IDC, Stage 2a, 2.7cm, 1/5 nodes positive
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