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Sunday, August 08, 2010

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma in the news

1. I saw this research on ACC of the breast announced - the link to the PubMed citation is included here so you can read the full article: Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the breast in the United States (1977-2006): a population-based cohort study.
Click on the Breast Cancer Research button on the upper right of the page to get to the publisher's page - then click on the pdf link, again located on the right side of the page. Of note: in case anyone wondered how rare this disease is, only 338 women were diagnosed with ACC of the breast during those 29 years, according to SEER data.

2. "Cancer overcome, next hurdle is triathlon" - Harrie Bakst's story of how he has worked to overcome his 2007 diagnosis and treatment of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma by taking up marathons, and is now taking on the New York City triathlon is told in the Riverdale Press (a New York state paper, maybe in the Bronx - someday I will get on my librarian soapbox about online newspapers not saying where they are located):,37330. I look forward to hearing how he did during the race. The New York Triathlon organization has many more offerings in 2010 if you want to follow Mr. Bakst's example:

3. "Unlikely friends find bond in cancer battle, firefighting" - Dan O'Connell, a Massachusetts firefighter undergoing treatment for Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, and Marissa Fabiszewski, from Pennsylvania, got to know each other during their respective cancer treatment in Boston. The story of their friendship is told on the NBC Philadelphia website:

1 comment:

Molly Brawley said...

Hey T! Thank you for your comment on my blog and your reference back to your research. It made my day!I just read the abstract and saw the excellent prognosis, so that made me feel good! Thanks again!

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