Jerome Groopman: Can immune therapy fight cancer?

Apr 17, 2012 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.newyorker.com

ABSTRACT: MEDICAL DISPATCHES about new immunotherapy cancer treatments. In the last hundred years, progress in the treatment of cancer has come mostly from radiation and chemotherapy.

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Gravediggers

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Apr 17, 2012
 
It's 'Mr Bill' and his slanted and biased articles.

The perfect President cured cancer is the secret headline.
DENG

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Apr 17, 2012
 
ABSTRACT: MEDICAL DISPATCHES about new immunotherapy cancer treatments. In the last hundred years, progress in the treatment of cancer has come mostly from radiation and chemotherapy.

SO WHEN WILL THE UNITED STATES START THE SAME RESEARCH EFFORT ON SAVING PEOPLE THROUGH MEDICAL RESEARCH AND STOP THE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF FUNDING TO RESEARCH WAYS TO KILL PEOPLE THROUGH WAR?
Halito

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Apr 18, 2012
 
Is that a poly tic?
Halito

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Apr 18, 2012
 
Or a snug bed bug?
Halito

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Apr 18, 2012
 
Is a 50 press release a mamogram?

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Apr 18, 2012
 
hi-when will the usa govt get out of the clutchtes of big pharma, instead of spening untold billions on alzheimers & cancer & instead spend hust a few on PREVENTION instead of painful expensive SURGERIES, RADIATION CHEMO ETC by going in for a complementary cure of my naturopathic treatment without drugs along with the allopathic treatment, so we are attacking the disease on 2 fronts for a better chance of cure
Pharma Nightmares

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Apr 18, 2012
 
Don't count on it. Vaccines cripple our immune systems and them Pharma searches for the cures. Now they want to manipulate the immune systems again. It will be disastrous, but they will do it and not be held accountable as usual
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Apr 21, 2012
 
Actually, there is an extremely promising cancer treatment that leverages the body's immune system to attack tumor vascularity. It had an exceptionally successful Phase I trial at Vanderbilt (efficacy in 5 patients out of 15 - all terminal, a couple with very significant life extension), none of the typical toxicity associated with cancer therapies, etc... The trial was overseen by a doctor who was head of ASCO. It also has the promise of being much cheaper! Perhaps the game changer we've been waiting for.

It got derailed due to merger activity and some mismanagement, but it seems as if it is getting back on track now that the rights have been licensed by a new company called Tumorend.

Fingers crossed!
Truth Incorporated

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Apr 21, 2012
 
Shamus wrote:
Actually, there is an extremely promising cancer treatment that leverages the body's immune system to attack tumor vascularity. It had an exceptionally successful Phase I trial at Vanderbilt (efficacy in 5 patients out of 15 - all terminal, a couple with very significant life extension), none of the typical toxicity associated with cancer therapies, etc... The trial was overseen by a doctor who was head of ASCO. It also has the promise of being much cheaper! Perhaps the game changer we've been waiting for.
It got derailed due to merger activity and some mismanagement, but it seems as if it is getting back on track now that the rights have been licensed by a new company called Tumorend.
Fingers crossed!
Merger activity and dollar signs. Cheap, never.

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May 30, 2012
 
i'd be glad to see medical research/pharmacitucals go into this long overdue area more. chemotheapy and radiotherapy, although save lives, are far from even coming close to an ideal treatment; they are almost as barbaric (if necessary) as surgery.
alternative health has long since recognized the importance of cause/effect balence - it was a failure of the immune system that let cancer cells grow enough to be detectable so it should be the immune system we address. nutritional therapy addresses the immune system by attempting to boost it, so the obvious next step to that would be drugs that boost immunity - help the body to get rid of the cancer itself.

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