H&N research

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H&N research

by Sdurnell on Thu Jan 11, 2018 05:31 AM

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Some interesting research being conducted in Seattle:

https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/06/eduard ih-grant-head-neck-cancers.html

Eddie Mendez, the doctor who headed up this study, used to work with my sister, who runs the cochlear implant program at the Seattle VA. He quit that several years ago to work on the genetics of H&N cancer. He gave me a "virtual second opinion" when I was diagnosed in 2010. (He would have added some chemo, which I did not have, but otherwise agreed to the protocol.)

Sadly, he died last Friday of cancer, although I don't know what type. It seems like such a short time after getting this grant last June. I hope his colleagues at Fred Hutch and elsewhere in Seattle keep up his work.

There are a couple of other interesting stories on H&N cancer in Seattle in links at the bottom of the page. The one concerning filling primary care and other doctors in on the effects of our cancer treatment seemed particularly useful.

Susan

RE: H&N research

by NJM01 on Fri Jan 12, 2018 09:58 AM

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Hi Susan - the link doesn't seem to work (for me). Would you be kind enough to re-post it please?

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by Sdurnell on Sat Jan 13, 2018 01:56 AM

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Sorry!

Here it is again.

https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/06/eduard

I will check to see if it works.

Susan

RE: H&N research

by Sdurnell on Sat Jan 13, 2018 01:58 AM

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On Jan 13, 2018 1:56 AM Sdurnell wrote:

Sorry!

Here it is again.

https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/06/eduard o-mendez-gets-nih-grant-head-neck-cancers.html"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/06/eduard target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.fredhutch.org/en/news/center-news/2017/06/eduard

I will check to see if it works.

Susan

The other one didn't work for me either, but when I tried this one it did.  It's weird, because I copied the post directly from one I sent to another site, and that one works.

But anyway, I think the problem's solved.

Susan

RE: H&N research

by NJM01 on Sat Jan 13, 2018 02:44 AM

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Thanks Susan - an interesting article and promising avenue of research. I do hope future treatments can be more targeted and impact less on the quality of life for H&N cancer survivors.
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