March 13, 2007

Apparently, not!

The title is in reference to the disc golf tourney titled 'Can You WyCo?', well I guess the answer in my case in no, I cannot! I had an abysmal first round, played much better in round two, but finished 21st (out of 23 in our division). Pete took fourth in the 'Masters' [over forty]. I think 'Masters' is a misnomer, over forty means these are the guys that have been playing the sport for years. That makes Pete's effort that much more impressive!

It was fun, I didn't enter to win anyway. We met a lot of great people and next up are tournaments in Des Moines, IA and Omaha, NE ~ April 14-15th!!!
A potentially interesting change at the FDA. (article)
I'm not sure where I stand at this point? There is a lot of hype surrounding the idea of greater access to clinical trials, this quote stands out:
He remembers one trial that tested a vaccine for deadly pancreatic cancer. Although all the patients wanted the vaccine, one group got it and the other got only supportive care. In the end, he says, there was no difference in survival between the two.

But Stephenson admits that it's heartbreaking to tell a patient he can't have an experimental drug. "It's a hard discussion to have with a patient and his family. There's a lot of tears," he says. "We all would love to be able to get them access to some form of therapy."

1 comment:

Marty AKA Karen's mom said...

Hi David,

I'm the mother of Karen (Adventures of Cancer Girl) and of course grandma to WCB. I was wondering if you are familiar with the disc golf course at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. They're having a tournament April 28. Go to for more info. At the bottom of their home page is "links" and you can click on Treasure Cove disc golf. I've volunteered at tournaments in the past and the young course is gaining national recognition. We are the "home of the hanging basket."

Thanks for being supportive of Karen and I wish you the very best.