Sunday, July 28, 2013

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma in the news

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Sycamore sky
Received word that Joylee Pentz died on July 20th. I knew of her story facing ACC through the ACCOI, where her husband is a board member. Information on a memorial service can be found on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/joylee.pentz, and her CaringBridge site. My condolences go to her family and friends, and to all of us who walk the path she led. Through her story of strength, I found my own, and I will be forever grateful.

Another Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma research article in The Journal of Clinical Investigation:
Whole exome sequencing of adenoid cystic carcinoma
-you can also see the PubMed citation on this article here: http://pubmed.gov/23778141

(citations of other research articles that cover ACC can be seen through this link.)



Live Like Andi Foundation is having their third annual Golf Outing on August 5th: http://livelikeandi-org.gvilink.com/golf.html (that page shows the 2012 information - I located the 2013 information on a Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/terry.whitesell.7).



Saw this notice from the University of Miami about a Dr. David T. Tse receiving his Bachelor's degree, 40 years after going into medical school early. Some who read this blog may know of him - the news account includes this information that applies to ACC:

"In particular, he improved the ten-year survival rate of adenoid cystic carcinoma, an aggressive form of cancer in the tear-producing lacrimal gland, from about 20 percent to 85 percent by developing a treatment protocol that shrinks the tumor with a high and targeted dose of chemotherapy before surgical removal."


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