SWHarden.com

The personal website of Scott W Harden

About Scott

Scott W Harden, DMD, PhD

I’m Scott W Harden, and this is my personal website. I use this space to share personal projects I work on and as a place to aggregate notes and documentation I collect along the way. My formal education is in molecular biology, dentistry, and neuroscience, but I am passionate about computer programming and electrical engineering.

Contact

Education

Career

Favorite Projects

The best way to see what I’ve been up to lately is to check out my GitHub

Medical Updates

I was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 (peripheral T-cell lymphoma, PTCL-NOS) and began treatments in 2018 including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and an autologous bone marrow transplant in 2019.

My medical updates:
https://swharden.com/med/

About my disease:
Understanding Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma (video)
Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma Fact Sheet (PDF)

How to help:
• Join the bone marrow donor registry - it’s free and just requires a cheek swab! (US adults 18-40)

If this website hasn’t been updated in a while, you can verify that I’m okay by seeing recent activity on my GitHub account.

I plan to remove this section from my about page after achieving 5 years cancer-free.

July, 2022: A recent CT scan indicated evidence of relapse. Although I am not in immediate danger, 3 years after my autologous bone marrow transplant it now seems that I may require additional treatment at some point. Currently things are moving slowly, so my next course of treatment is not yet decided. I’ll update this page as I learn more.

July, 2023: Following-up one year after my last update, I’m happy to report that things are still moving very slowly. I was extremely concerned at this time last year after freshly getting the “relapse” diagnosis, but now that I’ve gone a full year without major changes in my medical condition, it means that I have a good chance of remaining stable for a long time to come.

January, 2024: There is no evidence of additional progression at this time, so I feel like I’m back on track for a full recovery! April 2024 marks the 5 year anniversary of my bone marrow transplant, and if I get to that point without evidence of further progression I will be happy to consider myself cancer free!