Weekend Wonderings: Memorial Day Edition

Written May 25th, 2014 by Ken

Semper Fi

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonderings. Grab whatever beverage that you need and let’s proceed. In fact, this is a 3-day weekend, so you’d better grab an extra one while you’re up.

And, yes, let’s give thanks to these gentlemen on the right, and their fellow servicemen, who made the sacrifices that we can do what we do today.

The James/Wexner

Last week, I touched upon a new genetically modified treatment of T-cells to attack and kill multiple myeloma tumors. The research team’s recommendation was to proceed with clinical trials. Well, here’s a tour of the new Clinical Trial area under construction at The James.

Moving on, guys, one in seven of us will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. It’s not always “the other guy”, because at some point we start to run out of ‘other guys’. Here is some information for you from Channel 10 TV and The James.

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Weekend Wonderings: Halloween Edition

Written October 27th, 2013 by Ken


Welcome to the latest edition of Weekend Wonderings. Take a minute, grab whatever you drink on a Sunday afternoon/evening and let’s carry on. This will provide a nice break from lawn work for you. Then you can check to see if your snow-blower is still working.

And you can take a break from gorging on Halloween candy. No?

The James/Wexner, Cleveland Clinic

This is the last WW of October, so of course I’m going to have an article from The James regarding breast cancer.

A clinical trial at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center –  Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) investigates whether a new formulation of curcumin, a component of the spice turmeric, can reduce chronic inflammation that is thought to contribute to breast-cancer development.   .. the trial is led by principal investigator Lisa Yee, MD, a surgical oncologist with the OSUCCC-James Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center.

This trial may turn out to be a two-fer in that an opportunity to spice up your life may also save it. This will be a Phase I Clinical Trial, so if there is any interest, please click though on the contact information in the linked article.

Next up is an article on women’s health from the Cleveland Clinic. This pertains to heart disease, actually the leading killer of women, claiming 400,000 lives per year. This number is more deaths than caused by all types of cancer combined. Read More

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