Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Role of PJS gene in breast cancer spread

Last month I got very excited by the following news (two press releases and link to free full text article) about the PJS/LKB1 and breast cancer connection. My excitement multiplied when I realized that the research came from near-to-me UCSF, a place I’ve been treated for metastatic breast cancer for over a decade. I was able to speak with Zena Werb and found that the study has moved to Finland where there are lots of PJS patients. And that they don’t need pathology or cytology donations from anyone local.

Darn! My book club just finished Rebecca Skloot’s Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and I was ready to sign up as an informed and willing lab rat. Or at least sign a tissue release form.

Btw, my cancer has progressed dramatically recently and I may need to abandon this semi-neglected blog.

TIA for your healing thoughts and well wishes.

Keep on learning, keep on sharing,
Stephanie Sugars