News Finally, the cure for cancer?

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  1. Shithead

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    Scientists stunned after their last-ditch option makes cancer vanish
    By David K. Li
    February 16, 2016 | 9:25am

    Cancer researchers could be on the verge of a major breakthrough after “extraordinary” results from trials with modified white blood cells.
    The potential cancer treatment calls for the white blood cells to be modified and made to target specific diseases.
    And so far, researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle say, the results have been nothing short of breathtaking.
    In one trial involving victims of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, 94 percent of test subjects reported that their symptoms vanished completely following treatment with the modified blood cells, called T-cells.
    Then, in another trial, 80 percent of participants with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma also said they improved with the treatment. More than half ended up symptom-free.
    “The early data is unprecedented,” lead researcher Stanley Riddell told fellow physicians over the weekend at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, DC.
    Riddell could barely contain his enthusiasm over the results attained so far.
    “This is unprecedented in medicine, to be honest, to get response rates in this range in these very advanced patients,” Riddell said.
    Riddell’s team removed T-cells from patients and tagged them with “receptor” molecules targeting their specific form of cancer before infusing the cells back into their bodies.
    Those targeting molecules, known as chimeric antigen receptors, or CARs, were produced from genetically engineered and specially bred mice.
    Once those molecules attached to T-cells, they appeared to destroy the shield that cancer cells use to protect themselves from the body’s own immune system, researchers said.
    The treatment is still considered a last-ditch measure and can carry devastating side effects, the researchers conceded.
    Seven patients in the trials required intensive care after suffering an immune reaction known as cytokine release syndrome. Two of those seven patients died.
    Still, Riddell said he’s hopeful that researchers are inching closer to the medical world’s holy grail.
    “I think immunotherapy has finally made it to a pillar of cancer therapy,” Riddell said. But, he cautioned: “Much like chemotherapy and radiotherapy, it’s not going to be a save-all.”




















     
  2. Shivvy

    Shivvy 100k Post Club

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    Good news
     
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    DuckDong VIP Extreme Gold

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    I've seen this movie

    I believe the zombies will start very soon and the only one left will be Will Smith and a dog
     
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    This is the bullshit story Mike Walker
     
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    Why was this their "last ditch option"? Couldnt they just keep trying if this shit didnt work?

    :dontknow:

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    Mr Cachexic Well-Known Member Banned User

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    so does this mean i get my balls back? or is this not retroactive?
     
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    The treatment will never see the light of day. Big Pharma will make sure of that. It's more profitable to treat patients than to cure them.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. Cures aren't profitable in big-business, capitalist America. It bums me out as a person (I'm sure like many of you here) that has dealt with this in my family.
     
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    So why would "big pharma" "allow" all that treatment and cures for heart disease?
     
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    You're kidding right?

    All that treatment and "cures" for heart disease costs BILLIONS of dollars. All into the pocket of the drug companies.
     
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    Remember when Stern used to be funny ?
    I always laughed during Robin's news when they would have the celebrities promoting their movies and talk about how amazing their co-star or director was and Howard would go off on them. Like that their farts smelled like flowers and things like that.
    I remember one that was great.
    " He's so amazing that one drop of his urine could cure cancer. "
     
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    So there's a world wide conspiracy between governments -capitalist and communist, pharmaceutical companies, universities and research facilities to keep their cures for cancer among themselves!

    Who knew?
     
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    Try what? If you're terminally ill and all other treatment modalities have failed you're going to die. Guess what, Steve Jobs and Sam Simon had a few bucks and they died too. Just sayin'.
     
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    These terminally ill cancer patients will die without an effective treatment. It would be in big Pharma's economic interest to have them cured of cancer to keep them around for another 50 years.
     
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    They don't have that much foresight. Greedy people live for the here and now.
     
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    So "greedy" people will pay billions of dollars to keep cancer cures off the market so they can make 0.0 dollars on maintenance drugs because their target audience is dead. Makes sense.
     
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    Thanks Obama!
     
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    There used to be in the conventional wisdom that "they already invented an engine that runs on (water, kool-aid, kitty litter etc) but the Big Oil Companies paid off General Motors not to build it.

    Lots of people really believed that.
     
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    VICE did a great story on "Killing Cancer", not sure if I included the link properly.


     
  20. Snotty

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    So thats your problem......Good to know!!!
     
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