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.
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.
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.