Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cancer patient recovers after injection of immune cells


"The 52-year-old, who was suffering from advanced skin cancer, was free from tumours within eight weeks of undergoing the procedure. ... Larger, more elaborate, trials are now under way. ... Almost 9,000 new cases of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer, are diagnosed every year in Britain, and nearly 2,000 patients die from the disease. ... 'We have now treated 93 patients with metastatic melanoma using their own anti-tumour cells with response rates up to 72 per cent. Mark Origer remains disease free now over three years after treatment.' "

This is great news. Maybe Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation could fund the development of this technique?


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