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I’m leaving on a jet plane…

…I don’t know when I’ll be back again.

Well, actually, I do. I’ll be back Wednesday night. But as you read this I should be in the air and on my way to sunny San Diego to attend the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. It’s a big one, too. Around 12,000-15,000 cancer researchers, give or take, will be descending upon the San Diego Convention Center to discuss the latest and greatest basic and translational cancer research. It’s one of my two favorite meetings each year, one that I try not to miss. It’s also often a good source for blog material about the latest cancer research, stuff that hasn’t been published yet, and I’ll definitely keep my eye out for the good stuff.

I’ll be staying at a hotel within walking distance of the convention center. If there are any San Diego residents who read this blog, any suggestions for good chow and good drink within walking distance or a short cab ride would be appreciated, perhaps in the Gaslamp Quarter. I’m not going to rent a car because the last time I did at a meeting in San Diego I didn’t even use it. It’s even possible that I might manage to find time for a meetup, but I can’t guarantee it. Two out of the four nights I will be in San Diego are already spoken for.

In the meantime, until I arrive, feel free to use this as an open thread or as a place to make restaurant or bar recommendations.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]

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