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US doctors kill skin cancer with cloned T-cells

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posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 06:09 PM
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US doctors kill skin cancer with cloned T-cells


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US doctors have for the first time successfully treated a skin cancer patient with cells cloned from his own immune system, a study released Wednesday showed.

The ground-breaking treatment for advanced melanoma, or skin cancer, led to a long remission for the patient and used his own cloned infection-fighting T-cells, said doctor Cassian Yee, the lead author of the study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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posted on Jun, 18 2008 @ 06:09 PM
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Sounds awesome right? But they probably caught the cancer early... wrong.



The melanoma was already well advanced and in stage four.


Well, he was probably getting a bunch of other treatments too... nope.



The T-cells which specifically fight melanoma were modified and expanded in the laboratory and some five billion cells were then infused into the patient, who received no other kind of treatment.


Part of me isn't getting that excited, I guess just the general apathy toward hearing a new way to defeat/solve/cure cancer but this does sound pretty amazing. Can't wait to see what happens when more people start doing this. I just wonder how much the treatment costs...

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