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Experimental Drug Fights Most Common Form Of Leukemia | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

There are 21 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Jun 20, 2011, titled Experimental Drug Fights Most Common Form Of Leukemia | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

Dennis Hickey had a diagnoses that seemed to come out of nowhere. He was told that he had Chronic lymphatic leukemia, and was told that without treatment, he would have six months to live.

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Awesome

Columbus, OH

#1 Jun 20, 2011
I love reading stories like this!
Tom Torr

Lewis Center, OH

#2 Jun 20, 2011
God bless Dr. Byrd and his fine work, but if you know Dennis Hickey, then you know that a higher calling was looking out for this wonderful man.
Carol King

Bellefontaine, OH

#3 Jun 20, 2011
I have been a patient of Dr. John Byrd since 2002 with a diagnosis of CCL. Every few months my white blood cell count goes up, but the red blood cell count is good. I am very much interested in this experimental medicine. I would not have know about this if not for Chanel 10 news as I get my blood tested locally. Thanks Chanel 10 news. We watch you all the time.

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#4 Jun 20, 2011
Good news!
Love Fest

Zanesville, OH

#5 Jun 20, 2011
Can everyone remember this story the next time a Big Bad Drug Company story comes up?
Bob

Tempe, AZ

#6 Jun 20, 2011
Congrats to everyone involved in this. From the doctor to the patient to the nurses and other staff...and to channel 10 for thier excellent reporting. See...there is progress being made in the fight against cancer. I know we all feel the progress is not fast enough...but this is very encouraging.
Jim Westling

Weirton, WV

#7 Jun 21, 2011
This is really great news. My one wish is that one day soon, there will be a discovery to help get rid of Oral Cancer. I was treated at and operated on for OC at he James Cancer Hospital.. I love waking to this type of news.
Tim

Columbus, OH

#8 Jun 21, 2011
Is this drug research just for adult? Can this drug be used on kids? I have a great-nephew that has some kind of lukemia, he's only 4 years old.
Thank You

Columbus, OH

#10 Jun 21, 2011
Keep moving forward and know many families support you. The drug companies and investors will resist for their own pockets. It's a shame too. I wonder how those people sleep at night knowing deep down it's all about the mighty dollar. I get aggrivated but then I remember...we are ALL held accountable in the end. May God have mercy on them and bless you with the fortitude and insight to keep up the research!
Waldenstrom Patient

Pittsburgh, PA

#11 Jun 21, 2011
CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) is closely related to my cancer...Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (WM). Could you tell us what the name of the drug is that is being used? It sounds quite promising!
Helpful Link

Powell, OH

#12 Jun 21, 2011
Here's the link to US Government's website that has a comprehensive list of clinical trials

http:// www.ClinicalTrials.gov

It's a great resource for anyone looking for a trial.
Jenn

Elyria, OH

#13 Jun 21, 2011
Waldenstrom Patient wrote:
CLL (Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia) is closely related to my cancer...Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (WM). Could you tell us what the name of the drug is that is being used? It sounds quite promising!
During the broadcast Andrea said that for now the drug does not have a name "just a bunch of letters and numbers". I assume this is because it's still in the experimental phase. Good luck to you!
Jenni Oglethorpe

San Antonio, TX

#14 Jun 21, 2011
I can't believe you published a story about a cancer drug and didn't even mention the name of the drug.
I would say

Columbus, OH

#15 Jun 21, 2011
Tim wrote:
Is this drug research just for adult? Can this drug be used on kids? I have a great-nephew that has some kind of lukemia, he's only 4 years old.
If I were you, I would give him a call to inquire...and I'll be praying for your nephew.
CLL Advocate

Columbus, OH

#16 Jun 21, 2011
If you want more information on Dr. Byrd and his research at OSU, visit CLL.OSU.EDU
GroveCity

Reynoldsburg, OH

#17 Jun 21, 2011
1) CLL does not commonly occur in 4 year olds. It's more likely your great-nephew has ALL or AML.

2) The name of the drug wasn't published because the name is likely something like 1,4,21,25-tetrahydrophenochlor obenzaprine -- kind of hard to get right, and pretty useless until it's available widely.

3) Cannabinoids kill SOME kinds of cancer - mostly the ones you get from chronically drinking alcohol and from hepatitis B. And their effect is short-lived, as cannabinoids don't actually induce remission.

4) If you want to hear some more great stories, ask about kids treated at Nationwide Children's Hospital. There have been some INCREDIBLE stories of stage 4 cancer with bone, brain, lung, and heart involvement that were induced into remission and effectively cured in kids under the age of 5. The research being done is just AWESOME.
Survivor

United States

#18 Jun 22, 2011
Love Fest wrote:
Can everyone remember this story the next time a Big Bad Drug Company story comes up?
The funding for this treatment is coming from the Leukemia and lymphoma Society,(like Pelatonia), NOT from a drug company. A drug company WILL, however, manufacture the drug once it's approved and charge everyone their home and retirement nest egg to get it........ I'm a survivor and I think The James Cancer Hospital is the best ! I've had two stem cell transplants to treat stage 4 non hodgkins lymphoma there and I'm cancer free for 7 years after the second one. I can't imagine what would have happened to me if I didn't have health insurance. There is absolutely no way I could afford the treatments used to save my life. I work and have a few assets so I would not have qualified for any assistance. No one should ever have to go without treatment in this country because they can't afford it or because they're not totally destitute. We give billions upon billions of our dollars to foreign countries every year. Israel for example get billion's every year and has since it's founding. They have universal government sponsered healthcare for everyone. WITH OUR MONEY WHILE OUR OWN CITIZENS DO WITHOUT !!!!!! This is just one country out of the hundreds who take our money without so much as a thank you. Is there something wrong with this ? Why isn't anyone upset by this ? It's 100% true !!! Look it up. Google Israeli healthcare. Google US aid to Israel.
Jayne

Big Bend, WI

#19 Jun 28, 2011
Great news for us who has the disease. I do not have any symptoms now but who knows what will happen in the future!
Waldenstrom Patient

Pittsburgh, PA

#20 Jun 29, 2011
I received confirmation that the drug is, in fact, called PCI-32765 (not really so hard to say out loud). You can find clinical trials that are ongoing for it at:
http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results...
Linda

San Pablo, CA

#21 Jul 6, 2011
Waldenstrom Patient wrote:
I received confirmation that the drug is, in fact, called PCI-32765 (not really so hard to say out loud). You can find clinical trials that are ongoing for it at:
http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results...
How did you figure that out? Did John Bryd metion the name of the drug?

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