Monday, May 31, 2010

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma in the news

1. A touching story about how the Santaquin (Utah) community has come to the aid of one of their own that is newly diagnosed with ACC: Community Rallies Around Santaquin Mom With Rare Cancer http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=10987102. Amy Jackson, you are in my thoughts. Thank you for all you do and have done, and kudos to your community for stepping up and letting you know how you have touched their lives.

2. Sad news that the former chair of medicine at Stanford School of Medicine, chair emeritus Edward D. "Ted" Harris Jr., MD, died at the age of 73 on May 21 after fighting with ACC. http://med.stanford.edu/ism/2010/may/obit-harris.html. Dr. Harris' research centered in rheumatology, particularly rheumatoid arthritis. My grateful thanks to his family for asking that memorial contributions to be made also to the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation - the research done in his name on this cancer may change almost as many lives as his long medical research and education career did.

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Thought you might be interested to know that Amy Jackson, of Santaquin Utah, passed away on July 3rd. Only 2 1/2 months after being diagnosed with ACC.
You can read more about her story at http://www.kissesforamy.blogspot.com

 
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