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KATB
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Abstracts from ASCO 2013

Postby KATB » Thu May 16, 2013 7:17 am

http://abstracts2.asco.org/CatAbstView_132_101_AA.html

Here are all the abstracts presented at ASCO 2013 for PC.

I don't know how interested people are in these or whether they make sense to everyone but I'll be reading them so I thought why not post them here.

ASCO is the American Society for Clinical Oncology - it's the main meeting of the year for oncology and it's generally where most oncologists from around the world get their most up to date information.

Kate
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Re: Abstracts from ASCO 2013

Postby Slewis7313 » Thu May 16, 2013 10:06 am

There certainly is a lot of heavy reading Kate. However, even reading only a few articles it is interesting to read about what is going on around the world to try and better understand the beast we know as PC. The 'targeted treatment' caught my eye immediately and is interesting in that it implies most types of PC are different and should accordingly have unique treatment regimes.

I'll be reading these along with you Kate.

Thanks!

Steve

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Re: Abstracts from ASCO 2013

Postby MSH » Thu May 16, 2013 11:26 pm

Wow thanks for these, they'll keep me going for a week or two.

I've also come across this, and whilst being wary of food related therapies, this does come from an authoritative source.

http://carcin.oxfordjournals.org/conten ... 50ac34b502

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Re: Abstracts from ASCO 2013

Postby KATB » Fri May 17, 2013 6:06 am

That's interesting!

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Re: Abstracts from ASCO 2013

Postby J_T » Fri May 17, 2013 9:15 am

Isn't it? I was awake at 5am Googling it!

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Re: Abstracts from ASCO 2013

Postby Cathy » Fri May 17, 2013 10:16 am

Wow!

Thank you both for finding and posting these. There is lots of interesting stuff here. I went straight to the last abstract on what you posted Kate as it mentioned Folfirinox. I'll need to reread it again more slowly (much more slowly) to understand what the trial actually involved but the results looked positive.

Cathy xx

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Re: Abstracts from ASCO 2013

Postby KATB » Fri May 17, 2013 10:50 am

Mum are you off out today to find bitter melon?!

I'm snowed under with work but next week I'm off so I'll be having a good trawl through it all.

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Re: Abstracts from ASCO 2013

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Fri May 17, 2013 1:48 pm

Kate,

Fantastic stuff - thanks for posting this! The second one down I was personally involved in recruiting patients, so I am excited to see the full results, although I have an idea as the study was closed early. But, will still be interesting to see it in black and white.

This is great - thank you.

Jeni.

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Re: Abstracts from ASCO 2013

Postby J_T » Fri May 17, 2013 3:58 pm

I've ordered one carton of this http://basicayurveda.co.uk/index.php/bi ... juice.html

£8.99 with postage because the order was under £30. Just want to see what its like first. You can get in tablet form but tablets are not Ray's favourite things currently!

Might as well give it a go!

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Re: Abstracts from ASCO 2013

Postby KATB » Fri May 17, 2013 5:39 pm

Oh haha - dad will love that!
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Re: Abstracts from ASCO 2013

Postby LindaH » Sat May 18, 2013 3:58 pm

J_T wrote :
> I've ordered one carton of this
> http://basicayurveda.co.uk/index.php/bi ... juice.html
>
> £8.99 with postage because the order was under £30. Just want to see what
> its like first. You can get in tablet form but tablets are not Ray's
> favourite things currently!
>
> Might as well give it a go!



Thanks for this, I've ordered one too, like you say, might as well give it a go. It will be interesting to see how express the 'express' delivery is for £5.00 :-)

Linda

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Re: Abstracts from ASCO 2013

Postby Cathy » Tue May 21, 2013 1:43 pm

We've ordered 4 cartons. It seems that bitter melon has been shown to offer benefits to diabetic patients as well.

Over the weekend Jonathan suddenly started to get very thirsty and I worry he has become diabetic. His thirstyness we're told could be caused by chemo, or could be caused by the steroids but it's thrown me into a flap. We're getting his blood tested anyhow but we will definitely give this a try to see if it at least helps.

Cath xx

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Re: Abstracts from ASCO 2013

Postby J_T » Tue May 21, 2013 2:52 pm

Be aware you will probably get text or email from Premier Bathrooms to say your parcel is on its way. Its the drink!!! Weird lol. Not been tasted yeg!

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Re: Abstracts from ASCO 2013

Postby Cathy » Tue May 21, 2013 4:19 pm

Ha ha..

It sounds as if it wasn't called "bitter" for no reason. Still, we can but try. My attempts to administer omega 3 fell at the first hurdle.... :)

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Re: Abstracts from ASCO 2013

Postby J_T » Tue May 21, 2013 4:31 pm

Hmmm, you can lead a horse to water ..... ;)