No joke – a cure for Cancer!

I always am sceptical, but this is the real thing.

Many times we see a new drug – or a scam in some cases, that tell us that someone has found a cure for cancer. But this time it is for real! And I must say this is fantastic news!

Cancer patients have been left free of the disease after being treated with a new drug which harnesses the power of their own immune cells.

How the treatment works – and only for blood cancer at the moment – is that the persons own immune cells are: works by activating the body’s own defences to attack the cancer. The results have been described as an “exciting” and “significant” development in the use of immunotherapy, the process of using the body’s own immune system to fight disease.

This isn’t something new per se – but the drug is [the] body’s own immune response in a new way.

You can read the full story here.

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0 Responses to No joke – a cure for Cancer!

  1. thebeadden says:

    Oh Will, if this is the real thing what a miracle! I can’t even begin to say how exciting this news is. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Will Rhodes says:

    They are doing trials on other cancers as far as I can see, Bead.

  3. leapsecond says:

    Will, stumbleupon is stupid. Get a del.icio.us.

    If they find a way to take out the big three: lung, breast, and prostate cancer, then…. I don’t know what to say. Beyond awesome.

  4. dorid says:

    I’m pretty skeptical. While this might work with some groups of people, what will happen when you try to supercharge the immune system of people with auto-immune disorders as well as cancer? Considering the number of people I know who have died of a combination of Cancer and Lupus, I just don’t trust this.

    The article also references (but does not discuss) “side effects (which) must be monitored carefully”

    I’m not putting on my party hat yet.

  5. leapsecond says:

    True. But, in the health industry, nobody ever discusses the side effects unless scores of people die from said treatment.

  6. eksith says:

    There are many causes for cancer in our immediate surroundings. Remove most of them, and we may never need this treatment.

    It’s true that some people are genetically predisposed, but what we put into our system (knowingly or otherwise) has a far more profound effect on our health.

    Case in point… The recent rise in the cases of skin cancer. It’s not because of the skimpier outfits, folks.
    And people thought Ozone depletion was a myth.

    Then there are incidents like the Cosmos 954 crash. As if there aren’t plenty of things in nature already fit to kill us.

    We’ve been poisoning ourselves for centuries. It’s nice that this might be away to fight some of the damage, but I think our genes are mostly damaged goods at this point. Genetic modification (I know it’s taboo for a lot of people) might be the permanent solution along with cleaning up our environment.

  7. B0bbyG says:

    If this really can be adapted to deal with other types of cancer, and is safe enough to be used in practice, then “fantastic” doesn’t even begin to cover it.

  8. lukens says:

    There are several researchers currently looking at similar types of treatments. http://www.aslcancerfund.org/research_updates.html
    Part of the treatment being studied (see link) includes boosting the immune system.

    Amazing that the cure may not be a chemical, but rather our own immune systems.

  9. mynewpeace says:

    This is great I look forward to more to come. The cure of dis-ease is waiting for all who seek it.
    NATASHA
    http://www.MYNEWPEACE.com

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