Radiating Hope Society members, David Gaffney, Brandon Fisher and Tom Ladd, participated with world leaders in Radiation Oncology at the Cervical Cancer Research Network (CCRN) conference in Thailand. The CCRN (which Dr. Gaffney founded) promotes clinical trials in cervical cancer. These trials are setup to save thousands and thousands of lives. In attendance were world leaders from Thailand, USA, Taiwan, Japan, China, Brazil, Philippines, VietNam, Burma, India, etc. It was inspiring and humbling to see the efforts of these doctors in the fight against cervical cancer.
Radiating Hope was asked to speak at the Global Health Catalyst Cancer Summit @ Harvard Medical School. This summit is one of the hardest to get to and one we have been climbing for the last 5 years. Nathan Tonlaar MD, project director of our Ghana effort, represented Radiating Hope, presenting the role of radiation oncology in developing countries.
Radiating Hope has hosted a 5K race at the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) annual meeting for the last 5 years. The race has been a huge success, raising thousands to support cancer care in developing countries. Several participants have run in honor of cancer patients, carrying Radiating Hope Tibetan prayers flags in their honor.
Ride to the Farm is a 'bike a thon' which will raise money to advance cancer care in developing countries. The ride will take place on May 30th, 2015. Location, time, distance, and cost on the registration page.
A Thought from the Poet Kahlil Gibran
"You may have heard of the Blessed Mountain. It is the highest mountain in our world. Should you reach the summit you would have only one desire, and that to descend and be with those who dwell in the deepest valley. That is why it is called the Blessed Mountain. Every thought I have imprisoned in expression I must free by my deeds".
In honor of one of the great pioneers in radiation history, Madame Curie, I thought it would only be fitting to share an overview of her contribution to the world and the future of cancer care.
Many of us living in Philly are very familiar with the Rocky statue at the Art Museum. There are oftentimes very long lines to see the statue.
When people come to Philly there are a few things that they love to see: Independence hall, the Liberty Bell, and the Rocky statue. They run up the stairs of the art museum, then once at the top, jump up and down with their arms thrown in the air in a victorious salute!
Why would the Rocky statue be on the list?
Why the long line?
A very good friend of mine sent me a few of his thoughts with the intention that I might share them with anyone who might be confronting the diagnosis of cancer.
Radiation Oncology is the medical use of Radiation to treat cancer and nonmalignant tumors. Radiation has a high success rate at curing many cancers. Radiation is used for: