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FDA approves 1st ‘living drug’ to treat cancer in the US

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posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 11:56 PM
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Wahoooo!

Things are looking up!

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first-ever gene therapy to treat cancer in the US. The treatment offers a totally new approach to fighting the disease and could lead to novel treatments of other serious and life-threatening maladies.

On Wednesday, the FDA approved a new leukemia treatment from the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis, which the agency said is “the first gene therapy available in the United States.” The treatment, called Kymriah, is a “genetically-modified autologous T-cell immunotherapy,” where each dose is created by using the patient’s own T-cells, a type of white blood cell known as a lymphocyte.

Each patient’s T-cells are sent to a manufacturing center where they are genetically modified to include a new gene that contains a specific protein, called a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR). The CAR-T cells known as “a living drug,” are then infused back into the patient, where they target and kill leukemia cells.

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posted on Aug, 30 2017 @ 11:59 PM
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Yeah. At a 500,000 - 750,000 dollar price tag.
I have a personal interest in this one.
Already posted . And with a better source than the "Russian Times"
But a good reminder.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

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posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 12:37 AM
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I wonder how many of the uber wealthy have been doing this elsewhere already. Like that evil little Soros.
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posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 01:01 AM
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The Swiss have really good scientists and engineers. Not bad for socialist country.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 01:17 AM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
I wonder how many of the uber wealthy have been doing this elsewhere already. Like that evil little Soros.


and that`s the real story, if they are offering it to the public now for 1 million a pop well you can be sure that this was available to the elite at least 50 years ago and they have much better stuff now for the elite.

They have been collecting donations and researching cancer for 70 years and this is the best they have come up with?

think of this they went from bi-planes to space shuttles in 70 years without any public donations, and yet in 70 years with trillions of dollars of public and government donations world wide this is all they have come up with? BS

there`s no money to made in curing diseases,they make money by letting you die slowly.
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posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:00 AM
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Modified t-cells=t-virus?



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:59 AM
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a reply to: CaptainBeno

Aaandddd....

Here comes the zombie apocalypse in 3, 2, 1....




posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 09:02 AM
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originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: CaptainBeno

The Swiss have really good scientists and engineers. Not bad for socialist country.

Ummm...Switzerland does not have a socialist government. And even if it did, why bring politics into this thread?

On topic: This is an interesting advancement, but as with most breakthrough medical procedures, we should wait before sounding the all-clear for cancer sufferers just yet. Hopefully it works out well, though.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 05:45 PM
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Posted earlier here
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