Skip to comments.HIV's Cut-and-Paste Inspires Cancer Cure
Posted on 08/28/2017 10:59:26 AM PDT by mac_truck
Cancer cells are smart. Very smart. They can evade the immune system using several different methods that shield them from detection. Thanks to the brilliance of scientists such as Jeff Bluestone, Jim Allison and Carl June, the rapidly flourishing field of cancer immunotherapy is providing an avenue for the immune system to overcome cancer's subversion. Revising features of immune cells enables the immune system to recognize cancer cells for what they are and destroy them.
Carl H. June, MD, is a professor of immunology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He developed what is known as Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapy (CAR-T) which is an engineered version of a patient's T-cells to recognize and kill cancer. In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Dr. June describes how his research focused on infectious diseases early in his career specifically the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) - which ultimately inspired CAR-T therapy some 15 years ago.
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Without looking I’m going to guess that none of these doctors is an affirmative action degree recipient.
I need something that will recognize fat cells and destroy them.
I was about to say it sounds like one of those science fiction stories where the cancer cure ends up being worse than cancer itself.
A very good friend of mine has beat stage 4 lung cancer using a similar method. God is good.
I saw that movie.
You mean delayed the inevitable.
This treatment sounds very promising across the board. It seems that it should be one of the first waves of attack. Chemo is so devasting in it’s side affects.
I agree, this treatment looks promising.
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