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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma in the news

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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, 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:

(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: (that page shows the 2012 information - I located the 2013 information on a Facebook page here

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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