Wednesday, December 25, 2013

ACTIVITY AT CRBCM 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL
This was the first year of CRBCM
AND WE REGISTERED OVER 33,000 REVIEWS OF OUR BLOG
WHICH NEEDED TO BE CREATED TO FURTHER OUR MISSION.
We did not expect to find an easy road nor did we fool ourselves.
Four our various project, donor institutions have been reluctant to help.   We thank MDHonors for rising above the doubt, and investing in our project.  This led to  a great collaboration with the Local University (UTEP) which is providing us with the scientific support we needed to actually perform molecular research at PCR level.  We thank the University of Virginia tissue Bank for providing samples.  Our project on lung cancer is advancing at deliberate pace.  We intend to develop a KIT and look into why Avastin may fail in cancers.   This year we participated in 2 conferences held in El Paso, with 4 posters accepted at the first ever conference 4 Posters at 1st BIOMED Symposium, El Paso 10/26/2013


AND EVEN BETTER, WE WERE INVITED AS SPEAKER AT

14th Annual Rio Grande Trauma Conference & Pediatric Update - December 5-6, 2013.

our poster was so good, it got stolen!

 

Now we are taking over the practice of DR Ray Lundy who we will miss greatly, this step will mark a dramatic expansion of Greater East cancer center.  A few patients are now streaming from  the University Medical Center, and we are finally on the roster for call at more hospital.

The year has not been pink.  Our failure to convince donor institutions such as CPRIT and the NIH for our committment to research remain the biggest hurdles.  These are big time political institutions.  They are a myth for little guys.  Their leaders, mostly politicians, are tied to games.  Our mission is clear, we move forward deliberately and will work with this knowledge that CPRIT and the NIH are just a side show.  We have gone international where funding institutions are not under local politics.  Science awaits to be teased.  And science is where the answer is...


This year we took over the directorship at the El paso 2 Plasma center (Talecris/Grifols).  Working as a Director required a special training (Certification by CLIA) and now applying the rigorous knowledge of checks and more checks to ensure quality in lab work.


We look forward to an exciting 2014 at the CRBCM and Greater East Cancer Center.

happy holidays, Merry Christmas, happy new year 2014 to all!



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