Thanks for the note CR Guy!
This new blog won't change what I have been doing here - posting what I think are cool new info in basically real time! If anything, the Colon Talk folks will always get a headstart because in most instances I'll post things here first in real time as I find them and then try to consolidate into more public & word-count limited summaries for the monthly column. Since the columns will be organized by theme & only monthly, there actually may be a significant time lag for some things you read here first. Two different forums, two different styles - but serving the same purpose - helping patients understand the science. Active Colon Talk readers will recognize topics I have posted about here already.
The anonymity of Colon Talk also allows me to speak a bit more freely than a public column with my face and full name on it! - which can be a positive or negative depending on what I say haha
Actually something just popped in my head: If there are any science topics, primarily pre-clinical or clinical trial drugs/treatment strategies, that match the general goal of the column that you guys want me to write about - list them in the comments below or PM me!
GrouseMan's recent post about Rose Bengel is an example - finding new uses of old compounds/drugs could be an interesting new column. Or my recent post about the power of blood biopsies. Obviously I'll eventually tackle the famous NCI TIL trial too, hopefully with Sleen as the column's success story posterchild!!
Anyhow - the pressure is on!
Hopefully I don't let you guys down!
6/4/2012 Dx Stage 3C CRC @ 40 yo. MSS, KRAS-WT, BRAF-WT, p53-mut
8/13 Enlarged lymphs - Stable
10/14 Stage IV. Lung & Lymph mets. 5-FU+bev
11/15 FOLFIRI + bev
11/16 Signs of FOLFIRI resistance (Lymph mets)
1/17 Palliative radiation for resistant mets
2/17 FOLFIRI + bev + Maraviroc (off-label)
3/17 FOLFIRI + Erbitux + Maraviroc (off-label)MSS-CRC Clinical Trial Finder: http://trialfinder.fightcrc.org/2016 Colondar 2.0 ModelDK37 Science Posts List