Alberta's oldest undergrad seeks better meds for cancer that killed his wife

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  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    'A 60-year-old man from Alberta, Canada, has returned to college to study the cancer that killed his wife. Powel Crosley lost his wife, Sladjana, in 2009, when she was just 58, to a rare form of ovarian cancer known as granulosa cell tumor. This type of cancer is so uncommon, it only accounts for about 5 percent of ovarian cancer cases.'

    Powel is one of the oldest ever undergraduates to attend the University of Alberta and has already helped gain a $60,000 grant to fund his research in one of the university's oncology labs. He wants to find a less toxic treatment for the ovarian cancer that killed his wife, and believes a drug known as Pac-1 may be the answer. His previous career was in IT.

    His wife Sladjana spent 10 years battling her cancer, and even set up the Granulosa Cell Tumor Research Foundation to help provide information to others. http://www.gctf.org.nz/ She died of internal bleeding, a complication of her treatment.

    "Her motto was: The answer lies in the lab," Crosley told the Globe and Mail. "She was pretty persistent about things she believed in. And so I'm just basically completing her mission."

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-returns-to-school-at-60-to-study-cancer-that-killed-wife/

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  3. Meryl12

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    Unusual, weird and uncommon cancers, it is tragic but all the herbicides, pesticides and genetically modified products have got to be doing us a lot of harm... .MOO....:cat:
     
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    Indy Anna Well-Known Member

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    My aunt died of ovarian cancer in 2011. Not sure of the type, though. Thank you for such an inspiring story. I wish Mr. Crosley well at completing the mission.
     
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    Inspiring to see someone who not only wants to make a change but is actually trying to make a change.
     

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