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Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:59 pm
by Blackwhite
Stand Up 2 Cancer tonight; please chuck them a few quid if you can.

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:26 am
by Blackwhite
Excellent article about Jim Allison, who just won a Nobel. Might change how you think of scientists, too, he's a dude.

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:27 am
by Quiffy
Found out tonight that one of my best mates from school is dead from this horrible disease. He was a bit of a genius in my eyes. RIP Jimmy.

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:55 pm
by Devi
Il faut cultiver votre jardin...

Thoughts of a gentleman.

O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:48 pm
by Still Hates Gordon Watson
Quiffy wrote:Found out tonight that one of my best mates from school is dead from this horrible disease. He was a bit of a genius in my eyes. RIP Jimmy.


First time visitor to this thread to be honest. I found out a few months ago that an old school friend had a stage 4 melanoma and had been given six months.

Been up to Preston to visit him today as the QPR game had to be moved and I had a free Saturday. Five hours round trip on the train to spend about five hours at his house watching athletics and game show repeats with his wife and kids, and skimming over the surface of the reason I was there ie it may well be the last time I ever see him.

Suffice to say it all felt a bit fucking weird. In as much as it felt anything at all. I’ve been building myself up for a pretty emotional day and the reality was just so mundane and normal. Ho hum.

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:12 pm
by Blackwhite
He'll have appreciated it mate, send him a message tomorrow and keep in regular touch. A lot of people IMO seem to just appreciate the normality despite it all. Have no idea how I'd react in the circumstances, but stoicism is amazing to witness in the wild.

I hope he's been given a shot with pembrolizumab or nivolumab.

O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:25 pm
by Still Hates Gordon Watson
Blackwhite wrote:He'll have appreciated it mate, send him a message tomorrow and keep in regular touch. A lot of people IMO seem to just appreciate the normality despite it all. Have no idea how I'd react in the circumstances, but stoicism is amazing to witness in the wild.

I hope he's been given a shot with pembrolizumab or nivolumab.


Yeah, I reckon he did. We’ve exchanged messages since I got on the train back, carrying on as normal. His glass always was half empty, even when he was well, so it was good to see him acting exactly as I’d expect!

Don’t know the ins and outs of his medication as I’ve only been reading his blog a few months, but he has his weekly blood transfusion on a Friday so was in okay fettle today.

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:02 pm
by eric olthwaite
Good read, this if a little bleak.

You have to register, but then it's a good thing to have access to anyway.

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:20 pm
by Blackwhite
Cheers Eric, enjoyed that. That fucked my productivity for a while, writing as good as that deserves taken slowly.


Strangely on my phone I didn't need to register, but checked on other devices and was asked to :scratch:



GENTS: do not ignore your balls.
KENNY: try to ignore hers.
ALL: don't ignore anything. The earlier the better, always.

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:11 am
by jackos
Vinnie Jones' missus taken from him. RIP Tanya.

Fuck Cancer.

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:00 am
by Proud to be Leeds

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:35 pm
by Blackwhite
Proud to be Leeds wrote:This seems like a good idea.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43949552

It is.

When the PS3 came out, it had a great architecture of GPUs, that Fold@Home made GREAT use of in doing protein structure predictions.

Sign up for these whenever you see them, please!

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:53 pm
by eric olthwaite
I guess I’m worried about the stuff around phone hacking, but then if someone wants to hack your phone they’d prefer other routes.

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:17 pm
by LSD&2Es
Blackwhite wrote:
Proud to be Leeds wrote:This seems like a good idea.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43949552

It is.

When the PS3 came out, it had a great architecture of GPUs, that Fold@Home made GREAT use of in doing protein structure predictions.

Sign up for these whenever you see them, please!


I used to do the Folding@Home

No link in that article is there to sign up?

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:35 pm
by Proud to be Leeds
It's an app, called DreamLab. It only kicks in when you charge your phone.

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:25 pm
by eric olthwaite
This War In The Blood thing on BBC2 is pretty amazing.

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:13 am
by Blackwhite
eric olthwaite wrote:This War In The Blood thing on BBC2 is pretty amazing.

CAR-T, several posts on immunotherapy up there ^^^

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:05 pm
by OWETB

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:46 pm
by Blackwhite

That's the most maddening place I've read anything in ages :lol:


There's some promise in these things, magic bullet antibody conjugates and the like. Time will tell in the clinic ( that paper will be preclinical lab stuff).

Re: O/T: Fuck Cancer

Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:01 pm
by OWETB
Blackwhite wrote:That's the most maddening place I've read anything in ages :lol:


You're very welcome :thumbl: