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Erik Duval
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Attends Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
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At the hospital today, I expected to get my fourth dose of experimental treatment, after a first cycle of three and a week without treatment. Rather unexpectedly, it turned out that my number of Blood Platelets was too low. That means an extra week…
At the hospital today, I expected to get my fourth dose of experimental treatment, after a first cycle of three and a week without treatment. Rather unexpectedly, it turned out that my number of Bl...
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Most of us (I think) feel more comfortable when things are clear and certain. In science, of course we know that very few things are really certain: we use statistics to reason with uncertainty and visualisations to try and understand uncertainty (box…
Most of us (I think) feel more comfortable when things are clear and certain. In science, of course we know that very few things are really certain: we use statistics to reason with uncertainty and...
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There’s little I can think of that beats fresh eggs and bacon with the family on a sunny early Summer morning… I’ve had worse Thursday mornings. My first treatment last Tuesday went very well: no side effects whatsoever. The advantage of ‘smart…
There's little I can think of that beats fresh eggs and bacon with the family on a sunny early Summer morning... I've had worse Thursday mornings. My first treatment last Tuesday went very well: no...
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Maybe it’s because the sun was shining all day. Such a perfect day. Maybe it’s because being a lymphoma patients makes me a bit more aware of the fact that life doesn’t just continue forever. But, man, do I lust for life.
Maybe it's because the sun was shining all day. Such a perfect day. Maybe it's because being a lymphoma patients makes me a bit more aware of the fact that life doesn't just continue forever. But, ...
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A bit more than a year ago, I posted not so great news. Then there was some stuff in between, and, two months ago, I posted that I was not (just) mr. Cancer Guy anymore. Well, today, I had a PET scan. The bad news is that my lymphoma is back. The good…
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Take care! Sterkte! Hugs are indeed great medicine! 
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Last week, I spent two days discussing ‘open science’ in an EU meeting, as part of what will culminate in a meeting on “opening up to an ERA of Innovation” next month. We were asked to make suggestions for what the European Commission could do to promote…
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The idea behind my treatment is of course that I will live longer… After my experience this morning, I’m beginning to wonder whether I’m not going to spend most of the time I gain waiting at the hospital. The initial blood taking and conversation with the…
The idea behind my treatment is of course that I will live longer... After my experience this morning, I'm beginning to wonder whether I'm not going to spend most of the time I gain waiting at the ...
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More Fool Me by Stephen Fry My rating: 3 of 5 stars Stephen Fry meets interesting people (Damien Hirst, Oasis, Prince Charles, …), goes to interesting places (I wouldn’t mind spending a few weeks at the London Savoy) and leads a generally interesting…
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After two CT scans, an echo-cardio, a biopsy, countless blood analyses and some discussions, I am now a Man with a Plan. (No, not that kind of plan. Read on!) For relapsed T-cell lymphoma, the basic plan boils down to get me into complete remission and…
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Many thanks to all of you for the reactions that I just started Round 2, here, on twitter or FaceBook or email – much appreciated! I wish I was sometimes half as optimistic as most of you seem to be… I didn’t actually win the first round – let’s call it a…
Many thanks to all of you for the reactions that I just started Round 2, here, on twitter or FaceBook or email - much appreciated! I wish I was sometimes half as optimistic as most of you seem to b...
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Alberto Cairo writes: No idea deserves respect. Not mine. Not yours. Exactly so. “Yes, but…” is indeed repulsive in this context.
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Today, I spoke at an event on “Social Media and Science – a wedding made in Heaven…
or in Hell?” (Spoiler: it’s a wedding made both in heaven and in hell…) Tomorrow and the day after, I participate in an EU sponsored meeting on “A vision on Open Science…
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