Enclosed is a response from a note I sent to one of the directors at the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
(I'll keep his name off this communication so he won't get too bombarded with emails).
That said in addition to the Lance Armstrong Foundation... perhaps its also our responsibility as shareholders to get the word out to other media outlets and cancer hospitals that might not have heard about Reolysin just yet. Perhaps by getting the Reolysin "story" out to more places... it will help drive demand for Reolysin and who knows might also help speed approval. That's just my humble opinion.
Clearly the "health reporters" all local TV stations are always looking to do stories on the latest and greatest advancements on this and that. So perhaps instead of sitting back each day, crossing our fingers and yacking to one another on the message board... maybe it would also make sense to also help spread the word of Reolysin to your own local media outlets (wherever you may be).
Enclosed is the response from the LAF (my initial note to LAF is below that). My hope there is that perhaps through their involvement that they can help generate additional interest and demand for reolysin as well.
(Response from the Lance Armstrong Foundation. See below further my note that he was responding to).
Thanks for passing this along! I will forward to my colleagues on the research side and make sure they are aware. I have lost several close relatives to PC and share your frustration with the pace at which treatment is moving. Thank you for sending this.
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 6:46 AM To: Cc: Subject: Very promising cancer trials
I am getting in touch with you at the suggestion of xxxx xxxxxx.
If you’re not already aware of them… I’m writing to pass on info for www.oncolyticsbiotech.com. You’ll see in the upper right hand corner of their site a link to a Fox News (San Antonio) video showing a man with Stage 4 lung cancer. The video shows some dramatic shrinkage in this man’s tumor after just two treatments with “Reolysin” in a 6 week period of time. I have also seen some dramatic pics of some head and neck tumors that were apparently completely eradicated.
I’m writing to you because in a world of cancer research that feels like it’s going at a snail’s pace… this seemingly breakthrough technology seems like it’s moving along much quicker. I found oncolytics biotech after I started doing more research into this when I learned my mom had pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately my mom’s cancer had progressed too far too fast to enroll her in Oncolytics’ pancreatic trials.
I wanted to at very least pass on this info to you in the hopes that Oncolytics Biotech might be able to help some of the many people with different types of cancer that are associated with the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
Thanks for all the great work you all do at the foundation.
Jim... that was cool of you to say. Yes, I've had that same sort of middle aged, cynical bastard affliction myself. But perhaps by all the shareholders working together... we can help gain some much deserved notoriety for the great work that this company is doing north of the border. My sense is that the financial community downplays somewhat anything doesn't happen in the U.S. But if this were to get some additional media play... perhaps all this can help drive demand for Reolysin from patients and doctors themselves. At least I hope so. Enjoy your day. Signed... sometime cynical, optimistic, bastard aka Michael