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New Weapon To Fight Melanoma

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posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 11:33 AM
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New Weapon To Fight Melanoma


abcnews.go.com

"It's targeted to tumor cells and not to normal cells," Dr. Cassian Yee of the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in Seattle, the lead author of the study, told ABC News. The researchers even isolated which of those cancer-fighting cells were most aggressive against the patient's own melanoma and then, over the next three months, grew a vast, new army of five billion of those particular cells. Finally, the scientists injected the cancer-fighting cells back into the patient.

The results were stunning. Before the treatment, the cancer had spread through his lymph nodes. Just two months after treatment, CT and PET scans showed no sign of cancer anywhere in the patient's body. Two years later, the patient still showed no signs of cancer.
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posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 11:33 AM
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Could it be.....A cure for one of the most aggressive cancers....?
Read these articles!


"This is the ultimate personalized medicine, because literally we create a new drug for every patient out of their own cells,"


Your own body is the best medicine! Isn't that the truth! Take that big pharmaceutical companies!



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[edit on 19-6-2008 by Grafilthy]



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 11:41 AM
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From what I understand this is immunotherapy? As I have heard [and I watch this very closely as I had skin cancer when I was 12] that this is the most promising method they have in treating this disease, yet it is still in the works as much is unknown about it. I hope they futher work with this to provide 'custom' medicine for people because not all people, immune systems, and treatment/medicines are all the same.



posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 12:13 PM
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Seattle is home of the "Hutch",The Fred Hutchinson Research Center....
We are proud of that here.

Amazing how many billions upon billions that are spent on pharmaceutical lobbyists....this kind of research should be a priority not only for the American people but the whole world.



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