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#135181 - 06/11/11 01:56 PM Nobel Prize Nominee - not as impressive as seems
Charm2017 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 3082
Loc: Alexandria VA
A recent post about another fake cancer cure had me doing more research and as usual, proponents of the fraud had web sites touting that the quack doctor had "six or seven Nobel prize nominations". The official website of the Nobel Prize points out that all information about the nominations, investigations, and opinions concerning the award is kept secret for 50 years so it's easy for quacks to lie without fear of being outed in their lifetimes. But often times these bogus healers were actually nominated. Does it mean much? Turns out no.
The official web site explains they send out forms to over 3,000 people whose qualifications are solely that they are
Holders of established posts as professors at the faculties of medicine in Sweden and holders of similar posts at the faculties of medicine or similar institutions in Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway;
Holders of similar posts at no fewer than six other faculties of medicine selected by the Assembly, with a view to ensuring the appropriate distribution of the task among various countries and their seats of learning;
So if you have a friend who is a professor of medicine who has zero knowledge about cancer, you can get yourself nominated.
That's for medicine, your Congressman is empowered to nominate you for Nobel Peace prize.
Finally there are zero limits on how many nominees there can be, it's not like other prizes with limited nominees.
Winning a nobel prize is quite something else.
65 yr Old Frack
Stage IV BOT T3N2M0 HPV 16+
2007:72GY IMRT(40) 8 ERBITUX No PEG
2008:CANCER BACK Salvage Surgery
25GY-CyberKnife(5) 3 Carboplatin
Apaghia /G button
2012: CANCER BACK -left tonsilar fossa
40GY-CyberKnife(5) 3 Carboplatin

Passed away 4-29-13

#135190 - 06/11/11 05:26 PM Re: Nobel Prize Nominee - not as impressive as seems [Re: Charm2017]
julieann Offline
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 875
Loc: Alabama
Hello Charm:
You may be retired, but you sure do your homework. One can learn a lot from your posts - I have. Thanks for the insight.
Nov 2007 SCC on right tonsil following tonsillectomy. Was smoker, QUIT. (Stage IV T2 N2b) 7 weeks radiation one day/wk chemo (carboplatin and 5-FU). Allergic to Taxol; PEG in, lost 30 lbs. TX completed January 2008. PEG out mid- 2008. PET/CT 1/17/2011;2/3/12 NEGATIVE for cancer smile

#135230 - 06/12/11 09:53 PM Re: Nobel Prize Nominee - not as impressive as seems [Re: julieann]
Brian Hill Offline
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Brian, stage 4 oral cancer survivor. OCF Founder and Director. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

#135231 - 06/12/11 10:22 PM Re: Nobel Prize Nominee - not as impressive as seems [Re: Brian Hill]
Anne-Marie Offline
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Registered: 11/03/06
Posts: 2671
Loc: TN
Right on! Charm has my vote!
CG to son, Paul (age 33, non-smoker) SCC Stage 2, Surgery 9/21/06, 1/6 tongue Rt.side removed, +48 lymph nodes neck. IMRTx28 completed 12/19/06. CT scan 7/8/10 Cancer-free! ("spot" on lung from scar tissue related to Pneumonia.)

#135259 - 06/13/11 06:31 AM Re: Nobel Prize Nominee - not as impressive as seems [Re: Anne-Marie]
klo Offline
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Registered: 05/18/10
Posts: 638
Loc: Sydney Australia
and the literary prize. We could make him the first double Nobel prize nominee!
Love of Life to Alex T4N2M0 SCC Tonsil, BOT, R lymph nodes
Dx March 2010 51yrs. Unresectable. HPV+ve
Tx Chemo x 3+1 cycles(cisplatin,docetaxel,5FU)- complete May 31
Chemoradiation (IMRTx35 + weekly cisplatin)
Finish Aug 27
Return to work 2 years on
3 years out Aug 27 2013 NED smile
Still underweight

#135281 - 06/13/11 09:42 PM Re: Nobel Prize Nominee - not as impressive as seems [Re: klo]
Sandy177 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/11
Posts: 571
Loc: California
Love UBIF's. It is my goal in life to cease being a UBIP...

Although a Nobel Prize nomination is not as impressive as we thought, a double Nobel Prize nomination would be impressive! Charm gets my vote for there one for diplomacy? He has his moments...:)

Edited by Sandy177 (06/13/11 09:45 PM)
Edit Reason: Nomination nod
Ex-spouse MISDIAGNOSED with SCC-HN IVa 12/10. Tonsils out 1/11. 4 teeth out 2/11. TX Erbitux x2, IMRT x2 2/11. 2nd opinion-benign BCC-NOT CANCER 3/11. TX stopped 3/11. New doctors 4/11. ENT agrees with 2nd opinion 5/11. ENT scoped him-all clear 7/11. Ordered MRI anyway. MRI 8/22/11 Result-all clear.

#142912 - 11/14/11 10:11 PM Re: Nobel Prize Nominee - not as impressive as seems [Re: Sandy177]
Gary Offline
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Registered: 11/27/02
Posts: 3552
Loc: San Francisco CA
When they gave Obama a Nobel peace prize I realized that the entire Nobel business is just more hinky Euro BS.
Gary Allsebrook
Dx 11/22/02, SCC, 6 x 3 cm Polypoid tumor, rt tonsil, Stage III/IVA, T3N0M0 G1/2
Tx 1/28/03 - 3/19/03, Cisplatin ct x2, IMRT, bilateral, with boost, x35(69.96Gy)
"You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes" (James 4:14 NIV)


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