Sunday, July 14, 2013

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma in the news

I saw news about this great fund-raiser for a fellow ACC wearer in New Zealand:
Funds set to assist cancer patient
http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/midweek/8838968/Funds-set-to-assist-cancer-patient
-Janet Brill's optometrist clinic and their clients raised $3546.30NZD ($2768.10 USD) to help Ms. Brill cover ACC treatment. I bet she was surprised! Sending you best wishes, Ms. Brill, and happy that you have such great support! More about Ms. Brill, her experience with ACC, and information leading up to the fundraiser in this earlier story: Mates go the whole hog to lend a hand http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/8639374/Mates-go-the-whole-hog-to-lend-a-hand

Saw a post on Facebook about Matthew Bunszel, a rider/fundraiser in the upcoming Pan Mass Challenge (PMC) for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute on August 3-4. This might be classified as a 'bike ride', but at 192 miles, I am pretty sure it is an endurance trek! If you can see this Facebook post on Matt Adamson's site: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=597166116972872&id=100000384684662  , Mr. Bunszel writes about riding for the memory of his mother, and for a friend that has inoperable ACC and is currently in treatment. Here is his fundraiser page, in case you want to add to his $10,000 personal goal: http://www2.pmc.org/profile/pfp.asp?profileid=MB0461

Another fundraiser coming up: 5th annual Kellie's Krew Run for the Cure, on August 24, 2013: http://accrf5krun.com/ . Funny - the website doesn't give clear indication about where the run actually takes place, but I saw on a Facebook post that it will be in Dunn, NC. Congratulations for hosting this event for another year, and for gaining such a great collection of sponsors!

Research article published on July 13th in the journal Histopathology:
Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the salivary gland: A clinicopathologic study of 49 cases and of Metallothionein expression with regards to tumour behaviour
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/his.12227/abstract;jsessionid=475788AF4A3A3C5D8E1EEC297243311F.d02t04. It covers cases that occurred between 1997-2004 in medical files in a medical facility in Brazil, and the authors studied the tumors resulting from these cases to see if they contained Metallothionein. If you want to get the full-text of this article, please check with your local medical library or public library. I will include the PubMed record link if it gets included in that database (yep, we are faster than PubMed, this time!)

Commentary article published July 1 in The Journal of Cinical Investigation:
Mutation signature of adenoid cystic carcinoma: evidence for transcriptional and epigenetic reprogramming
http://www.jci.org/articles/view/69070
Here is the PubMed citation: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=23778135
(and if I posted this before, thank you for indulging me.)


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