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My painful 2018

I felt the most pain of my entire adult life. My uncle who was a 2nd father to me died of cancer. As I reflected on his life, I realized that he wasn't a 2nd father to me like I always thought but actually more like a grandfather. 

His steady and loving support was pivotal at so many times in my life. A few more years of cancer research and he would be with us today.

He was given a PD-1 antibody and we thought we were seeing a miracle with liver metastases starting to regress. The previously unreported side effects including cardiotoxicity overwhelmed him. I can't help but think that within a very few years we would have known how to manage this new therapy in a way that could have saved him.

That's how close we are; and that's why I am doing this. I am approaching an age where even today friends and family are suffering through cancer; and inevitably there is more to come.

Anything we can do to accelerate cancer treatment and therapies is going to directly affect someone we love. 

At that moment we'll be begging for a few more months and it will be too late to do anything. But we can do something now.

 

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