Research about research....

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

CapnLarry
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 6/30/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
medpagetoday.com said...
HOUSTON, June 30 -- Treatments for atrial fibrillation, localized prostate cancer, and low back pain should be among the government's top effectiveness research priorities, while smoking cessation, migraine, and osteoarthritis are much father down on the list, according to a new report.
at www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/HealthPolicy/14925

This sounds rather like "research about research." They're not advocating spending money on finding new cures, as far as I can tell, but rather spending money on deciding where to spend money on cures.

But I guess that's not all bad.
Larry Shick
Personal homepage incl. PCa story: www.sv-moira.com.
01/09: Diagnosed (age 60) biopsy PSA 4.4, free PSA 9%, T2c stage, Gleason 7 (3+4), 7 of 14 cores; 6'2", 200 lbs.
03/09: Robotic surgery (Dr. Kawachi, City of Hope) 47 gms, 10% involved, staging/Gleason unchanged (pT2cNXMX), margins clear, no ECE/sem ves involvement, fully continent from day 1, some success w/Viagra 50mg/day.
Followup: 05/09 0.006


Doting Daughter
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 1064
   Posted 6/30/2009 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Not really related to your post, but I just clicked on your personal link and WOW!  You are quite the traveler!! Hoping your recovery goes well and cheers to persistence! :)

Father's Age DX 62 (now 64)
Original Gleason 3+4=7, Post-Op Gleason- 4+3=7,
DaVinci Surgery Aug 31, 2007
Focally Positive Right Margin, One positive node. T3a N1 M0.
Bone Scan/CT Negative (Sept. 10, 2007)
Oct. 17 PSA 0.07
Nov. 13 PSA 0.05
Casodex adm. Nov 07, Lupron beg. Dec 03, 2007 2 yrs
Radiation March 03-April 22, 2008- 8 weeks 5x a week
July 2, 08 PSA <.02
Oct. 10, 08 PSA <.02
Praying for a cured dad.

Co-Moderator Prostate Cancer Forum


CPA
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 655
   Posted 7/1/2009 5:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, Larry.  Great website - I'm jealous.  David

Diagnosed Dec 2007 during annual routine physical at age 55
PSA doubled from previous year from 1.5 to 3.2
12 biopsies - 2 pos; 2 marginal
Gleason 3+3; upgraded to 4+3 post surgery
RRP 4 Feb 08; both nerves spared
Good pathology - no margins - all encapsulated
Catheter out Feb 13 - pad free Feb 16
PSA every 90 days - ZERO's everytime!
Great wife and family who take very good care of me


CapnLarry
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 7/1/2009 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. My wife does most of the writing (NOT the PCa page!). I'm just tech support. wink
Larry Shick
Personal homepage incl. PCa story: www.sv-moira.com.
01/09: Diagnosed (age 60) biopsy PSA 4.4, free PSA 9%, T2c stage, Gleason 7 (3+4), 7 of 14 cores; 6'2", 200 lbs.
03/09: Robotic surgery (Dr. Kawachi, City of Hope) 47 gms, 10% involved, staging/Gleason unchanged (pT2cNXMX), margins clear, no ECE/sem ves involvement, fully continent from day 1, some success w/Viagra 50mg/day.
Followup: 05/09 0.006

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Friday, April 20, 2018 3:07 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,953,518 posts in 324,021 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 162084 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, werwer2355.
214 Guest(s), 4 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
harrymandlekar, The Dude Abides, Hibee, werwer2355