Angiogenesis-Based Dermatology PDF
Angiogenesis-Based Dermatology PDF book is dedicated to the memory of Judah Folkman, MD, with whom I had the
pleasure of spending a 4-year postdoctoral fellowship, between the years 1994 and 1998. There are several aspects to Dr. Folkman’s personality that made him so effective in advancing angiogenesis in medicine. First, his research was clinically driven.
Angiogenesis-Based Dermatology PDF wanted to use angiogenesis as a tool to cure human disease. Thus, he chose to
use basic research to address clinical problems, not as an end to itself. There are two camps of people who perform basic research with regard to human disease. The first believes that we have to know everything in order to treat human disease. A corollary of that belief is that once we know everything, we will be able to design a specific targeted therapy that cures advanced cancer or other ailment, with no side effects. This will be accomplished because advanced cancers are addicted to an oncogene, and targeting that oncogene will lead to a painless cure. The second camp is the one that Dr. Folkman belonged to, in that he wanted to know how we could leverage the knowledge that we have today to help patients who are sick today. As a pediatric surgeon, he recognized that patients who are sick today need treatments today, and will likely not survive until that utopian time that we have magic bullets with no side effects.
Angiogenesis-Based Dermatology PDF concepts of angiogenesis inhibition, first expounded in The New England Journal of Medicine in 1971, were fiercely attacked both at home and in other institutions. He had the courage to take these to clinical trials, which were also controversial, but led to new treatments of cancer and disorders of excess vasculature.
Angiogenesis-Based Dermatology PDF was always in a hurry because he knew that time was short and that people are sick and don’t have infinite lifespans. He was also very open minded and allowed anyone to pursue their interests as long as they were related to angiogenesis. In this vein, he provided critical advice to a generation of scientists in terms of career advancement. Finally, he was a total gentleman, and never disparaged those who attacked and ridiculed him, although we knew very well the identities of these individuals. The term “noble metal” refers to metals that are resistant to corrosion, like gold. Dr. Folkman was resistant to the corrosive environment that he lived in his entire professional life. This makes him noble.
Angiogenesis-Based Dermatology PDF meetings in the Folkman lab were Friday mornings. I personally felt as if we
were knights at the Round Table of Angiogenesis, each of us representing a separate field of angiogenesis.