He lost his sight to cancer, but not his vision of a full life
When Tim Conners collected his wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2012 at the age of 18, he was blind from childhood leukemia that had spread to his optic nerve and craving inspiration to transcend his disability. A football player and wrestler who’d never been an outdoorsman, he asked to meet Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to climb the Seven Summits, the highest mountains on seven continents. Tim’s wish came true. He had 2½ terrifying but transformative days of outdoor adventures in Colorado with Erik, who lost his sight to a degenerative eye disorder at 13. Now Tim is training to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the 19,000-foot peak in Tanzania in May, shortly after he graduates from Ithaca College. He’s already climbed four peaks in Colorado, including the 14,000-foot, snow- and loose-rock-covered Mount Sherman last summer. He’s trekked and rafted in the Grand Canyon. “In a lot of ways, losing my sight gave me my vision,” says Tim. Tim’s journey began on April 3, 2010, when he was diagnosed at Upstate Galisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse, New York, near his home, with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common pediatric cancer, with an overall 90 percent cure rate. Tim had T-cell ALL, a very aggressive subset that requires an intense chemotherapy regimen to achieve such a high cure rate. The intensive chemotherapy pushed Tim’s leukemia into remission, but the disease was back three m...
We report two cases in which fecal microbiota transplantation used for the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection were effective in eradicating colonization by carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae. The presented cases illustrate the potential benefit of fecal microbiota transplantation in resolution of asymptomatic carrier states of multiresistant microorganisms, suggesting the need for further investigations with a view to their applicability in this area.
Officially it ’s a ‘unique holiday hotel for cancer patients and those with life-threatening illnesses’, according to the sign outside the Twenties green-shuttered building in Bournemouth.
Sarah Brookes, 41, a mother of two from Bradford, West Yorkshire, would like commercial sunbeds to be banned outright.
ConclusionsIn a setting of short waiting list times, IABP can be used to bridge candidates to urgent HT with acceptable postoperative results, but there were significant rates of adverse clinical events during support.ResumenIntroducción y objetivosEn España, el balón de contrapulsación intraaórtico (BCIA) se ha usado frecuentemente como puente al trasplante cardiaco (TxC) urgente. El propósito es analizar los resultados de esta estrategia.MétodosSe realizó una revisión retrospectiva caso por caso de los registros clínicos de 281 pacientes adultos listad...
Publication date: August 2018Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Reviews on Cancer, Volume 1870, Issue 1Author(s): Chi Van Dang
Publication date: August 2018Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Reviews on Cancer, Volume 1870, Issue 1Author(s):
The steep increase in thyroid cancer diagnosis has not been mirrored by increasing mortality rates and is likely due to widespread overdiagnosis of small neoplasms.
The presence of HER3 expression and a high HER2/CEP17 ratio distinguish a group of invasive HER2-positive ductal breast cancer patients who have a worse prognosis.
ConclusionsHSRT after surgical resection for brain metastasis is well tolerated and has improved local control with BED10 ≥ 48 (30 Gy/5 fx and 27 Gy/3 fx). Additional study is warranted.
Publication date: 13 August 2018Source: Cancer Cell, Volume 34, Issue 2Author(s): Manisha Rao, Scott PowersIn this issue of Cancer Cell, Menghi et al. show that tandem duplications (TDs) are a common genetic feature of gynecological and triple-negative breast cancers. They also provide evidence that these TDs generate genetic alterations driving these cancers, which, if substantiated, will fundamentally change our understanding of their oncogenesis.
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