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07/12/2018 - 12:35am Actually not, GBM definitely…

Actually not, GBM definitely does not make up 52% of pediatric brain tumors, the majority or medulloblastomas and gliomas (of which GBM is just one of a slew of subtypes). Here’s a decent review some of my friends put together.

I get the sense you’re coming from an honest place, so I’m curious where the 52% came from.

With regard to your second paragraph, you’re right that brain cancers as a collective group are the second most common cancer in kids, but again, the spectrum of diagnosis captured under the umbrella term of “brain cancer” is so diverse, for the sake of your argument about GBMs and immunotherapy trials, it doesn’t really make sense to refer back to brain cancers as a whole.  

Here’s what I think everyone can agree on, cancer of all varieties sucks, we need to be better at treating it, and kids cancer research is underfunded compared to adults (I may be a bit biased on that last one).

07/11/2018 - 8:28pm So not to rain on your…

So not to rain on your parade, you seem like a rational guy, but brain cancer is actually often curable, but it very much depends on what kind you're talking about.  There is a tremendously wide spectrum of sub-types of "brain cancer" that range from no current chance for a cure all the way to "we'll just resect this and you'll be cured".  I'm not saying alternative medicine is all hogwash, there's a lot out there worth investigating, but it's also worth doing the science right before hopping on the weed hype train.  It's not hard to kill cancer cells in a petri dish, it's quite easy actually.  Bleach will do it, hand soap will do it, warming them up a bit can kill them too.  The trick is being able to selectively do so while keeping a patient safe, the studies that I've read require much higher CBD doses than you'd be able to safely achieve in a patient.

On a positive note, at least you're also not entirely right about kids not being eligible for most immunotherapy trials.  Kids were actually some of the first patients to received CAR-T cells for leukemia treatment, and that's revolutionizing how we treat cancer.  I've seen patients who have relapsed 3 times get into remission with those cells and they previously had no chance.  There are a multitude of antibodies out there, PDL-1 inhibitors, etc... that kids are eligible for.  That being said, kids cancer research absolutely needs more funding, we lag significantly behind the adults.

07/11/2018 - 1:00pm Has there been though?  I'd…

Has there been though?  I'd be quite interested in a link to those results. I suspect you're thinking of CBD oil, and I also suspect what you're referencing is a few people in online chatrooms reporting it cured their kiddo's cancer.  As in, the info is so preliminary or flawed that it isn't worth considering it promising (at least not yet).

A pediatric oncologist

The polio stuff on the other hand, probably does show some intense, preliminary promise:

06/29/2018 - 10:53am Also, for your consideration…

Also, for your consideration, I've also been voting for Tua T's touchdown.  A small little thing to help avoid THjr getting posterized get any additional play.

06/13/2018 - 11:35am That was my favorite…

That was my favorite highlight of the bunch, there's a precise moment with Krutwig knows Moe has him beat off the dribble and he might be getting Valkyrie'd.  He takes a quick glance to his left and you just know he's thinking, "I sure hope I have help coming" and that answer happens to be a resounding, NOPE.  I could watch that clip all day.

06/07/2018 - 11:00pm When do they factor in the…

When do they factor in the results from Reddit CFB Risk?

05/21/2018 - 4:50pm Todd!

I just had the exact thought and rushed to MGoBlog to share but you beat me to it! Oh well, you summarized the situation better than I ever could have.  I mean really, can we please just sign Hunter Johnson already!?!

05/21/2018 - 4:39pm Urologist (previously) in Rochester MI

Dr. Krai (prounounced "Cry").  But that wasn't the best part, his first name was Harm.

05/11/2018 - 10:45am Easy...

Just focus your biting commentary on Urbz and the Florida coeds, I feel like that should give you plenty of material to work with.  Also, it would seem the "cardiac" stuff should also give you plenty to work with, there are very few fatal cardiac conditions that resolve by taking essentially the exact same job (minus the coeds and pending NCAA investigations).  Either he was fabricating that or he actually is risking his life. Either way, dumb move on his part for someone who is so family oriented (except when it comes to coeds).

05/08/2018 - 1:15pm Probably not fast enough...

Unless he's a 4.4/40 (zero fakes out of five) kind of guy.

05/07/2018 - 11:05am I'm 6'5", so at least

I'm 6'5", so at least shooting guard size (or a power forward if I was as gritty as Z. Novak).  South quad beds were no problem back in the day, I liked having my legs hang off the end.  Nonetheless, the struggle is real in other areas. Small cars? Airplanes? Low door frames? Nope.

05/03/2018 - 2:53pm This post made my day, never

This post made my day, never in a million years would I have anticipated encountering MTA's bio on Mgoblog.  Your niece is indeed a baller.


A friend of her's from medical school

05/02/2018 - 10:45pm He did indeed

My bad that I wasn't more overtly facetious about his post-NBA life.  HIs pre-trial hearing is coming up at the end of the month, as a matter of fact (after the initial trial was overturned). It turns out the state supreme court wasn't interested in his appeal, so the second trial is moving forward.

05/02/2018 - 4:07pm I totally agree, he's a freak

I totally agree, he's a freak athlete but he doesn't have the skills to compensate for when he's going up against a bunch of other, nearly just as freakish athletes (ie. a consistent jump shot). That being said, football isn't out of the question yet, just ask Antonio Gates.  Lot of similarities between those guys, though Zion is a much higher rated recruit, Antonio was no slouch at basketball.

05/02/2018 - 3:27pm I'll see your Carmelo...

and raise you Mateen Cleaves.  He won a title in college but he was undersized, couldn't shoot, and not a high end athlete.  Yet somehow the dude managed to parlay his "leadership" into a first round draft pick. At least he seems to have his post-NBA act together...

05/02/2018 - 10:56am What? You don't like $45 tins

What? You don't like $45 tins of popcorn?

05/02/2018 - 10:55am I'm much less familiar with

I'm much less familiar with Girl Scouts' programs than Boy Scouts (having been a Boy Scout).  What has been the take from the Girl Scouts national orgainization?  I have to assume, they've at least looked into the problem of "we're boring, outdated, and less applicable than the Boy Scouts" (I'm just paraphrasing here).  Are they making attempts to modify their approach?

05/02/2018 - 10:11am I like where your head is at

In terms of central campus, but putting an eningeering student in a dorm surrounded by RC hipsters sounds like the setup for a sitcom.  20yrs ago, SQuad was the best quad, you just had to know that West Quad had much more snow at their disposal with their courtyard, so you'd better hope the baseball team was in SQuad for that first snowfall of the year (is that still a thing?).

04/27/2018 - 9:29pm You are wrong

But on the infinitesimaly small chance you're right (you're not) if you're in bad enough shape that you're a potential organ donor, I'm gonna guess that you'd wish you were. Or, more likely, you wouldn't be having any conscious thoughts ever again if you were that close to being an actual donor.
A doctor

Ps. ER docs don't murder people.
Ppss. This doesn't even make any sense, do you think an ER doc gets a bonus for every liver they "bring in" like some sort of recruiting bonus? Do you think they just collect a critically ill patient's heart while nobody is looking and then put it on eBay? Come on man, your bro's comment makes zero sense on any level, use your brain a little bit (before some murderous ER doctor breaks into your house and steals it right out of your skull while you're sleeping).

04/13/2018 - 10:56am Yup, from personal experience...

I've had a glimpse of that as one (small) cog in a long filming documentary.  My time on the bachelorette was intense! Nah, just kidding, it was some actual life and death stuff, the Ken Burns Emperor of all Maladies cancer documentary (  I didn't make the final cut (so good luck judging me) because the thing they wanted to include I kindly asked them not to film. It was a discussion about a very sick patient and I knew that a.)the filming would influence the discussion becuase b.)we knew that their family would eventually see the footage.


Did the filming cause Michigan to lose games? Probably not.  Did it change the way people behaved when the cameras were rolling. Yup, certainly. I'm guessing they didn't feel as empowered to ask not to be filmed due to any number of different factors.

04/13/2018 - 10:46am Toby is the worst, right? Why

Toby is the worst, right? Why is he the way that he is?

04/12/2018 - 5:05pm Ha, our archery team appears

Ha, our archery team appears fine in that gif, it looks like we need to really improve our dodging ability though.  Where's Patches O'Houlihan when you need him? If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!!

04/08/2018 - 8:20pm I was able to follow this thread initially...

But it's quickly become too mind bottling for me.

04/06/2018 - 5:33pm Upvoted for knowing where the

Upvoted for knowing where the bodies are buried, but I think her golden parachute probably makes them less nervous.  Staee has done nothing to demonstrate a sincere interest in getting to the bottom of things and changing their culture. This is just another move in a long line of moves demonstrating their willingness to protect their own above the search for the truth.  On the otherhand, if their cluster of a board of regents came out with a statement saying they were voiding her retirement and tenure and she was no longer welcom on campus, then izzo and mork would really start to sweat. 

04/06/2018 - 11:36am also, not to be that guy...

I suspect/hope they get righfully roasted for their horrendous practices, but I don't think it'll be HIPAA related (at least in the pasted section of your post).  HIPAA is focused on patient privacy in regards to their medical records, not an obligation to take notes nor require a chaperone.  Now if he was copying patient files and backing them up on his home computer for his own "personal use", discussing his patients in an elevator or talking about them on Facebook, that's a HIPAA problem.

04/04/2018 - 10:02am Minor correction

That's what makes Brunson so "flopping" good.  I also can't stand how he does it, but this was the first time I've watched him extensively.  Was the "put your head down, bull into the lane, and then snap your head back to try and draw a foul when someone is nearby" move a consistent one throughout the year?

04/03/2018 - 10:51pm I hear ya

He genuinely doesn't seem like the type to go knocking on Warde's door demanding a raise. That being said, it seems like a prime opportunity for his boss to do the right thing and evaluate things. Heck, he could begin the conversation by asking what Coach B wants for his program. It might be a salary increase for him, for his assistants, some new locker room, office, or film room stuff. Whatever it is, I hope it gets done.

04/02/2018 - 8:38pm I had a dream last night

That Michigan won. For some reason, Merrill Lynch covered two huge buildings with ads congratulating the team. They were basically huge projections of the players. I tried to take a picture with my phone I was so excited but I was driving and while distracted, drove off a cliff. I don't know if that's better or worse than throwing up, but I woke up being ecstatic that Michigan won but kinda bummed about the whole car accident thing. Suoer weird way to start the day.

04/02/2018 - 7:43pm Good on you

I'm 100% sure your resident sig-Os appreciate your support. Residency (as in sure you're probably seeing firsthand) can be an isolating, grueling experience. Even brief glimpses of normalcy, or in this case, pure Columbian awesomeness, take on even greater importance.

04/02/2018 - 2:59pm Hype.


04/02/2018 - 10:48am Nova lost to St Johns this

Nova lost to St Johns this year. They are good. They are not a team of Walton led UCLA cyborgs sent into the future to destroy college basketball, they can be beaten. Let the "experts" have their say. Many of them picked Loyola (one of them went as far as to predict Loyola would drop 85 points).

03/31/2018 - 11:17pm I loved it.

The analysis wasn't exactly top shelf, but then again I've had to listen to Reggie Miller talk about fsu "running Michigan off the three point line" while they're pulling up for uncontested, wide open threes. Also, I don't think they mentioned Sister Jean once. She was a nice story for sure and added to the tournament, but after the last week love-fest, I was ready to some Michigan homers.

03/30/2018 - 10:52am Welp, there goes my

Welp, there goes my afternoon. I was going to accomplish a few things, now I'm going to accomplish watching that on loop for another 7hrs. Great work, thanks for sharing.

03/29/2018 - 6:08pm Yea right

Sure thing champ, I bet you went to Ross. There's just no way you met the Koalafications.
814 East U

03/29/2018 - 2:03pm He's probably being mentored

He's probably being mentored by _______________*.


*Fill in any 5 star of your choice that Izzo coached down to a 2 star. My personal favorite is Kelvin Torbert.

03/29/2018 - 1:44pm Based on this play, it

Based on this play, it doesn't seem like Nick Ward has any problems being on the floor.  In fact, it looks like that's his happy place, looking up helplessly as Moe blows by him.

03/29/2018 - 12:51pm I'm obviously biased

it was a good read and quite in depth, but I couldn't help but think it came across a little bit heavy on the "look what he left behind" angle.  At one point, I was thinking, "man, this article seems like it'd make Duncan feel bad".  Hopefully everything really is as all good as the conclusion implies and he has his old buddies there to support him setting the San Antonio nets on fire.

03/28/2018 - 8:19pm That must've been the highest

That must've been the highest five of your entire life!

Ps. I'm presuming you aren't 7'2".

03/28/2018 - 5:34pm Nice read

Though not exactly breaking new ground, still nice to see the team getting the pub.  This article draws upon what seems so evident to me, but seems to escape most of the other write-ups.  That is, Loyola is just like Michigan except not as athletic, not as good on defense, and not as good on offense.  Sure, Loyola is "balanced" in that they have a number of guys that average double digits and can step up, but what good is that if none of them have a matchup to exploit?  Michigan is a swiss army knife that has the tools to exploit teams in a dozen different ways.  Loyola is a like having 5 different screw drivers.  Sure, anyone of them can get the job done, provided the task requires something to be unscrewed, but they don't have a hammer, or a wrench, or a 6-11 fiery German who can hit from deep.  And they sure as heck don't have a Z.

03/27/2018 - 1:08pm I think you're confusing

I think you're confusing "talent" and "value".  Being big might not be a talent, but I would contend that being valuable supercedes talent in importance 11 out of 10 times.

Ps. You're also incorrect in your analysis that Teske isn't talented, he is.

03/24/2018 - 11:31pm Don't forget.

They invented defense too.

03/24/2018 - 10:44pm Actually, they can't. Already

Actually, they can't. Already in process with fsu.

03/24/2018 - 9:35pm I'm presuming they're at the

I'm presuming they're at the monitor currently reviewing that dude jack Mo in the face.

03/24/2018 - 9:27pm Good Lord, if these

Good Lord, if these announcers keep this up, they're gonna get pregnant with fsu's kid.

03/23/2018 - 4:24pm My preferred retort in similar situations...

I look up startled, like I didn't quite catch what they said and say, "no, I'm sorry, I don't carry any change". They usually pause for a beat and I quickly followup with, "oh, sorry about that, I guess I just assumed what you had said".  

03/23/2018 - 2:19pm This x 1,000

Without looking too far ahead (actually, it's fine, I'm not playing tomorrow), IF Loyola advances and is staring down the barrel of a Michigan team with a full week to prepare, think about how they're gonna feel.  I have zero concern for our team looking past a team in the Final Four.

03/22/2018 - 8:00pm Yea, annoying but if we gotta

Yea, annoying but if we gotta have him, might as well let their shooter tense up.

03/22/2018 - 12:06pm I like your analsysis, but

I like your analysis, but you failed to account for one other potential outcome:

If they score less, we also win.

03/21/2018 - 12:43pm Awesome, awesome. Thanks for

Awesome, awesome. Thanks for posting. I think my favorite part was the opening montage of the quick scenes, particularly the perfectly timed head turn/strut of Mr. Simpson.  The slow-mo conclusion was sweet.

03/20/2018 - 10:47am I totally agree it was a bad

I totally agree it was a bad look after the game (not that I expected anything less) but I think he's doing a better job of gauging his base's sentiment then he gets credit for.  He probably doesn't care that nationally he comes across as a whiny, narcissist but to his core fan base (I'm including the local media in that group), he's just parroting what they already think about all the "bullets" he's taken.  I'm not sure they'd be psyched about being told to find a new team, but everything I've heard/read is that msu is going full JoBot in support of him.