New Drugs Show Promise in Slowing Breast Cancer
We don’t often see a story about cancer and think, “well that is not bad news,” so when we saw this one we wanted to share it with you guys. Two experimental breast cancer drugs from Pfizer Inc. and Eli Lilly & Co. have showed promise in slowing the course of breast cancer in patients in two different studies.
The studies are still in their early stages but could eventually offer patients a new treatment option, possibly in place of chemotherapy, if they get approved. One study follows 165 patients who are taking a drug from Pfizer (palbociclib) along with an existing therapy. Research showed that the drug stopped tumors from growing about twice as long as the current treatment alone, for a median of 20.2 months.
In the other study, 47 patients are taking an experimental breast cancer drug (bemaciclib) from Lilly. 33 of the 47 taking it found that the size of their tumors shrank by 30% or didn’t increase for 24 weeks.
Both experimental therapies target and shut down proteins in the body known as CDKs (cyclin-dependent kinases). By stopping these proteins, it can cause the tumors to shrink as the cells die. Right now, both companies are hoping that the FDA will grant accelerated approval — if Pfizer could get it, their drug could be available as early as next year.
Experts are staying cautiously optimistic, but these are still some of the most impressive results of a study of their kind yet. Cautious optimism still equals optimism in our books.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)