Sunday, April 24, 2011

Great article abot Gleevec and Dr. Druker in Smithsonian

Great article in Smithsonian Magazine talking about the history and development of Gleevec as well as the crucial role that Dr. Brian Druker had in treating CML. We are approaching the 10 year anniversary of FDA approval of Gleevec. It was a great read and highlights what an incredible individual Dr. Druker is. I am looking forward to seeing him in a few weeks.

Click on this link to see the article.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Still undetectable

Good news that my latest results from Dana-Farber came back as undetectable. I have had 5 straight reading of my PCR at Dana-Farber as undetectable. What is less clear is whether this would be the case at the other blood lab I use in Oregon. I go back and forth between the labs. Regardless, the numbers are all good.

I did want to share a video from the National CML Society that my CML buddy, Wanda, told me about. It is a talk by Dr. Michael Mauro from the Oregon Health and Science University about the latest in CML research. He is apparently speaking this weekend in New York City as well.

An Evening with the CML Experts from The National CML Society on Vimeo.