Solution proposed to a 2000 year old problem in oncology

Published on January 31, 2019   47 min

Other Talks in the Series: Periodic Reports: Advances in Clinical Interventions and Research Platforms

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Hello. This is Michael Retsky. I am on staff at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. And I have a small business, Late Relapses, LLC. That's a startup.
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What I'm going to describe to you is a research project in cancer that is far different from the usual research. Romano Demicheli and myself edited a book published by Springer Nature: "Perioperative Inflammation as Triggering Origin of Metastasis Development". This book was published last year, I think in July, and most everything that I'm going to discuss today, other than what has happened since April of this year will be covered in this book.
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The foreword to this book was written by Robert Weinberg who was considered by many to be the foremost authority on cancer biology in the world. I'm not going to read through this, but there are just two points I wanted to bring out. First, Dr. Weinberg thinks that whatever we find in this research is going to be accepted only reluctantly by many in the medical oncology community. And the other thing he mentions is a very favorable comment that this research is likely to profoundly influence future surgical oncology and post-surgical treatment protocols.
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