Category Archives: cancer

Happy Blood Cancer Awareness Month!

September is blood cancer awareness month. Blood cancers are cancers of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes that affect normal blood cell production or function. Today, nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. Blood cancer can affect anyone, at any time. There is [...]
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FDA Approves Immunotherapy for Blood Cancer Patients

Today heralds a new era in cancer treatment with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a new, cutting-edge gene therapy that reprograms a patient’s immune system to find and kill cancer cells. This highly personalized therapy known as Kymriah (previously CTL019 or tisagenlecleucel-T) signifies the promise of CAR (chimeric antigen receptor) [...]
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Ironman Lake Placid 70.3 Bib #24

This week the athlete bib #s were published for Ironman Lake Placid 70.3. There are a couple of thousand athletes registered for this race so I was pretty surprised to see that I was assigned #24. I’m not sure if these were assigned alphabetically or if those of us representing the Ironman Foundation were assigned [...]
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Breaking Team in Trainin News

Registration for Saint Anthony’s Triathlon on April 29th, 2018, has opened. Join the Team today to take advantage of the Early Bird commitment level pricing. Use code TRITNT to join for free ($100 value, expires 7/31/17) http://bit.ly/TNTFY18Reg
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RemissionMan Blog Award

I was happy to learn that Feedspot has recognized this blog as a top 50 leukemia blog across all domestic and international leukemia sites on the web. I was actually 27th out of 50. The criteria used was a combination of Google reputation and search ranking, social media influence, quality & consistency of posts, and [...]
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2017 TCS NYC Marathon

In November I will be back in the Big Apple to take on the New York City Marathon for the 8th time. This year I will be racing for Team RTR (Racing to Register). Racing To Register’s main goal is to increase the number of potential donors available to patients who are in need of [...]
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Cancer Support Community

And yet another contact that I made on my recent trip to Chicago was the Cancer Support Community. As the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. [...]
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CLL Society

One of the connections I made while in Chicago was with the CLL Society. The CLL Society Inc. is a patient–centric, physician–curated nonprofit organization focused on patient education, support, and research. Dedicated to addressing the unmet needs of the CLL and related blood cancer communities, our goal is to develop real, recent and relevant [...]
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Chicago Visit With Team Teva

I was honored to be in ChiTown this week as part of the Bendeka Patient Advocacy Groups Advisory Board hosted by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Some of you might recall that I was treated with Teva Pharmaceutical’s drug Bendeka last year with very positive results. While in Chicago I had the opportunity to meet with some of [...]
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New Movement Sports Magazine Article

I’ve written a new piece for Movements Sports Magazine. Please give it a read if you have a minute. Click HERE to read.
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