It’s the name of a local rattlesnake, aka Southern Pacific. You are the first to ask what it means!
The American Cancer Society has been busy not finding a cure for cancer for the last 70 years. They are the same people who will not find a cure for AIDS. But they get all the research money, and control the peer-reviewed literature.
Thomas Cowan is a great resource. He can do phone consults, and that may be a good way to determine whether you want to follow up in person.
Thank you, blackpacific!
I’m a journalist and my editor has often talked with me about how money keeps flowing into cancer research; golf tournaments, daffodil sales, etc., but “where’s the beef?”
I’m sure some progress has been done, but for laymen, it’s really hard to tell.
I’m going to forward this thread to my sister now. Thank you all for your help!