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.




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:

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!