May 21, 2014 at 5:48 pm #82266
Grrrrr to hail stone storms! I like tulips and have loads of them in my mums garden. We got the same ones that you have planted last year, it said they were black but they seemed to come up sort of dark purple. They’re nice and really different to the other ones. Got some good ones called Rembrandt tulips I think and they are a nice mix of red/yellow and white/pink. They stand out but unfortunately we have weather problems hitting them as well….. the wind, and that really wrecks them! Boo!!!
GavinMay 19, 2014 at 11:44 pm #82265darlaParticipant
Sorry to hear you lost those beautiful tulips. I too noticed them while watching the video. Glad I got to see them before they were destroyed. Not much coming up yet here in Wisconsin.
Melinda you are truly becoming our super star poster lady for CC world wide. Your story is truly amazing and brings hope to so many.
Love & Hugs,
DarlaMay 19, 2014 at 7:21 pm #82264
Gavin…I am glad you were able to see my tulips. Last evening after the interview we had an amazing hail storm and they and all my other plants were destroyed!!May 19, 2014 at 5:39 pm #82263
Billings woman experiences success as first patient in trial cancer treatment.
Video and interview with Melinda too!
PS – Love the purple tulips as well Melinda, we have some of them in my mums garden as well!
GavinMay 19, 2014 at 5:35 pm #82262
Personalized Immunotherapy Treats Epithelial Cancer.May 18, 2014 at 3:05 pm #82261jscottMember
While I guess you could think of it as “just one patient,” as I understand it, you were the first, and so far only, cholangiocarcinoma patient.
Batting 1000 is how I prefer to look at it
JasonMay 18, 2014 at 6:16 am #82260
You’re gonna need a bigger scrapbook Melinda! I agree too about the one patient comments Melinda, but as you say, there has to be the first patient of any new successful trial, drug, treatment etc and this time it is you! And remember that mighty oaks from little acorns grow as the saying goes! Hope indeed!
GavinMay 18, 2014 at 4:01 am #82259lainyParticipant
Wow! Melinda! YIPPEE….you could be our first Poster Woman. This is so amazing and exciting! Best of everything to follow and can’t wait to see and hear more! There IS HOPE!May 18, 2014 at 3:31 am #82258
I am so excited that this is traveling the globe! I hope that more facilities start doing more research and clinical trials. I want the headlines to say “Success for Millions of Patients”! It is a little depressing when I read or hear the comment of “remember this is just one patient”…..I understand that I am just one patient…..for now….but I also understand that there has to be a first patient and I believe wholeheartedly that I am the first of many!!!
Gavin thanks for posting all these links….I so enjoy reading them and adding them to my scrapbook!!
Willow I hope the docs get the attention they so deserve….and continued funding for more research!!
Hugs….MelindaMay 18, 2014 at 2:20 am #82257willowParticipant
Melinda, you’re an international hero and pioneer! Your docs will get lots of notoriety too for this promising work.May 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm #82256
Your story was picked up by Cancer Research UK in their weekly news digest round up of cancer news.
“Immunotherapy also featured in this article from the Mail Online covering a different experimental approach of utilising a patient’s own immune cells to target tumours – an exciting approach, but worth bearing in mind this was just one patient.”
For those who don’t know, CRUK are massive in the UK and fund a lot of research into all types of cancer. They run the ABC trials in the UK that no doubt many of you will have heard about.
GavinMay 16, 2014 at 5:49 pm #82255
From AMMF in the UK –May 14, 2014 at 5:42 pm #82254
You’re welcome Melinda, happy to read them too and agree that it is great that they are getting out there as well!May 14, 2014 at 2:51 pm #82253
Thanks Gavin! I have not seen these articles till now….so happy they are getting out there!…MelindaMay 13, 2014 at 5:57 pm #82252
UK media coverage. The Daily Mail is one of the large UK newspapers.
‘A blueprint for fighting cancer’: Mother is injected with her OWN disease-fighting cells grown in the lab
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