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n. aggregated The state of being collected into a mass, assemblage, or sum 
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Flipboard is a news aggregator and social network aggregation company based in Palo Alto, California, with offices in New York, Vancouver and Bejiing. Its software, also known as Flipboard, was first released in July 2010 an is within the arsenal of research and aggregating tools employed by this blogger.

▶FLIP①▶ 9News – 9News Staff – Jan 5, 2019, 2:02 AM – Australian researchers claim to have made a ground-breaking melanoma discovery that could save the lives of cancer patients using a drug that is already widely available. Scientists from the University of Queensland’s Diamantina Institute believe…

Australia melanoma research: Queensland researchers to trial ‘cancer-stopping’ stem cell drug

▶FLIP②▶Apartment Therapy, LLC – Joseph Lamour – Jan 4, 2019, 7:00 AM – Have you ever thought you added pepper to a dish, only to find out that it was clumped together in your shaker, and you actually added nothing? Have you ever thought to yourself there has to be an easier way to get salt out of a container than…

This Salt and Pepper Shaker Trick Is Blowing Up the Internet

▶FLIP③▶The Sydney Morning Herald – Jan 3, 2019, 5:01 AM – Australian scientists have found a genetic marker that could identify which men are likely to develop deadly metastatic prostate cancer and may pave the way for effective treatments. The federal government is investing almost $800,000 into…

Discovery could have deadly prostate cancer ‘quaking’

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Two of the three aggregated FLIPS above deal with cancer, something of which I have more than a passing familiarity.

This blogger joined the cancer community when a mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) DX (diagnosis) came in 2006, just prior to a 58th birthday. Now at age 70, I have been in full remission since late 2009.  That status was only achieved after some 16 months or various rounds of chemotherapy followed by an allogeneic stem cell transplant on August 22, 2007, from an unrelated German donor.

After a brief relapse in the fall of 2009, I was successfully treated with Tomotherapy (targeted radiation), while remaining in full remission since that time.

The cancer journey has brought me in touch with a host of other survivors, one of whom is Max Wood, a frequent contributor on this message board, who once offered the following data:

“In the U.S. I think we all know that MCL represents about five percent (5%) of all Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas (NHL).  That equates to roughly 5,000 to 6,000 cases a year.  There are roughly 75,000 cases of NHL a year.  I recently read that NHL is also rare in that it occurs in about four percent (4%) of all cancer patients.  According to the American Cancer Society, there are about 1,700,000 cases of cancer diagnosed each year. Four percent of that would equate to 680,000 annual cases.

“So, MCL is far less than .5% of all cancers.  That’s a small number — unless it is one of us :-).

“That’s one of the best reasons I can think of that we should always seek out a specialist at a top MCL center if we end up as one of the .5%.”

See: Cancer Facts & Figures 2017 Mantle Cell Lymphoma

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