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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:55 AM

"Just Jack" a kid that will probably save millions of lives

From Adam Mordecai:
Cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the United States. Pancreatic cancer is almost always fatal, because by the time you show symptoms, it's already too late. My grandmother died of pancreatic cancer, a few months after she was diagnosed. My father also died of pancreatic cancer a few months after he was diagnosed. I assumed, thanks to those genetics, that I too would someday die of pancreatic cancer, a few months after I inevitably am diagnosed. My assumption is no longer valid, thanks to the giant brain on this 15-year-old kid. Thanks Jack. I owe you a billion.

Just Jack

http://www.upworthy.com/im-pretty-sure-this-video-of-a-kid-freaking-out-is-going-to-save-me-from-dying-o?c=upw1

This is a bright light in a bleak time.
You go Jack!
And don't let Big Pharma roll you!

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Reply "Just Jack" a kid that will probably save millions of lives (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Dec 2012 OP
honeylady Dec 2012 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #3
1monster Dec 2012 #21
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #2
Heather MC Dec 2012 #9
Sekhmets Daughter Dec 2012 #20
valerief Dec 2012 #16
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #4
NoMoreWarNow Dec 2012 #15
Whovian Dec 2012 #5
progressoid Dec 2012 #6
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #7
FourScore Dec 2012 #12
Baitball Blogger Dec 2012 #14
ananda Dec 2012 #8
SamKnause Dec 2012 #10
colorado_ufo Dec 2012 #11
Playinghardball Dec 2012 #13
rurallib Dec 2012 #17
xtraxritical Dec 2012 #18
Bigmack Dec 2012 #19
UnrepentantLiberal Dec 2012 #22
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #23
RedCappedBandit Dec 2012 #24

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:24 AM

1. My friend has survived pancreatic cancer

for 4 1/2 years and is doing fine. She is in a drug study and doesn't know if she's getting the drug or the placebo. We all thought it was a death sentence. What a blessing.

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Response to honeylady (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:27 AM

3. I know of a man in Tampa, FL

who has survived for over 3 years with an experimental treatment.

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Response to honeylady (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:59 PM

21. And I had a family connection who died after an epic nineteen month struggle, in incredible

pain, to live.

Why can Britian have this up and ready in two years, but it will take 10 years in the United State to be up and ready when it was developed in this country?

Could it be because it will make cancer treatment so much less expensive and mess up a profitable business for big pharma?

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:25 AM

2. WOW....

The fact that it will available in the UK within 2 years but will take 10 here in the US is absurd. We need to find a way to get this pushed through the bureaucracy

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:44 PM

9. Agreed, it make no freaking since for a ten year wait it's not a drug

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Response to Heather MC (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:31 PM

20. We really need to start movement on this...

three horrible cancers can be detected at their earliest.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:37 PM

16. Yes, but "medicines" that kill can be rushed through in the U.S. in the blink of an eye.

It's horrendous the way our govt leaders treat us.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:31 AM

4. Such a neat story.

Makes you wonder what else medical science could be doing - and why was a kid the one who discovered this.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:32 AM

5. K&R

 

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:34 AM

6. Too cool.

Way to go Jack.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:13 PM

7. Thanks for that.

I think he knew he was going to get the award because he jumped out of his seat before his name was called.

It's all good. He is very special.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:27 PM

12. I think they posted his image on the screen just before his name was called.

He was waiting on the edge of his seat until a particular moment.

The kind of overwhelming joy he experienced was spontaneous and beautiful.

Congratulations and well deserved, Jack!

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Response to FourScore (Reply #12)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:29 PM

14. His smile was a joy to behold.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:29 PM

8. This is fantastic! Here's how it works.

http://apps.societyforscience.org/intelisef2012/project.cfm?PID=ME028&CFID=28485&CFTOKEN=10931553

It's just a little piece of paper coated with a solution that detects for an overexpression of mesothelin consistent with pancreatic cancer.

I'm fukking impressed!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 12:44 PM

10. Jack

You are awesome Jack !!!!

Thank you.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:03 PM

11. I love you Jack!

Thank you for this bright light in a very dark and trying time.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:28 PM

13. AWESOME!!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:49 PM

17. What a great story - am passing it on

and thank you so much!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:53 PM

18. My father lasted less than six months in 1995 with pancreatic cancer.

 

My uncle died from it two months ago. God bless Jack.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:58 PM

19. K & R nt

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:10 AM

22. Hey, how did you post a Vimeo video?

 

I thought only YouTube videos would work.

Edit: Let me try one.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:22 AM

23. Public high school. upper middle class district.

 

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:27 AM

24. Is there a valid explanation behind this ten years bit? Seriously.

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