Skip to comments.New leukemia treament exceeds 'wildest expectations'
Posted on 08/10/2011 1:39:34 PM PDT by Nachum
Doctors have treated only three leukemia patients, but the sensational results from a single shot could be one of the most significant advances in cancer research in decades. And it almost never happened. In the research published Wednesday, doctors at the University of Pennsylvania say the treatment made the most common type of leukemia completely disappear in two of the patients and reduced it by 70 percent in the third. In each of the patients as much as five pounds of cancerous tissue completely melted away in a few weeks, and a year later it is still gone
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This is great.
Now if only they could come up with a shot that would do the same with liberals.
obamacare hasn’t even taken effect yet and look at the miracles it’s producing. s/
More people living longer without money to live on.
This is a miracle of a dynamic, free society. Once Obamacare takes full effect, kiss break-throughs like this good-bye.
Good news. Too bad it wasn’t discovered and perfected 5 years ago, my dad would still be around.
Sorry for the multiple pings today, but I know some of you have loved ones that might need this GOOD NEWS....................
They could find the fountain of youth this pm and the FDA would make them test it for 10-12 years.
Looks like they are very close if not there.
“So why has this remarkable treatment been tried so far on only three patients?
Both the National Cancer Institute and several pharmaceutical companies declined to pay for the research. Neither applicants nor funders discuss the reasons an application is turned down.”
Because if it works, it would eliminate the Billions of dollars made from current treatment programs.
Not to mention the impact on begging for research dollars, private and federal.
How many people will die during the FDA approval process?
I don't take any of them seriously anymore. They've cried wolf too many times.
After watching the market today, good news is a nice balance.
I would rather live poor, without cancer....just sayin’.
I wonder if all of those people wearing pink ribbons know that their work is not being used on things like this.
Winner! Most insensitive post of the day!
Hope that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy.
You don’t see any progress?!? I’m surrounded by friends and relatives who have recovered from different kinds of cancers that they would not have survived ten or fifteen years ago. True, people still die; cancer has not been cured. But far more people beat it than ever used to in the past. Science marches on. What do you want?—you think we should just give up, stop funding research, and just let people die without a fight?
Maybe you could find some small pet to drown. One less useless eater. A ray of sunshine in your day.
As the husband of. 2 time cancer survivor, I am admittedly biased. However, I will say that while a cure is indeed the desire, the new treatments are leaps forward. Our oncologyst says there’s new, more effective treatments about every 3 years. And, we actually experienced just that. Your donations are greatly appreciated by this FReeper. You’ve given me my wife back. Bless you.
you have a great insight on this - it is too bad that the decisions made by volunteer groups in America, those that help others in need, especially as this story points out a research funding charity...private money help othes - a dynamic society.
Its definitely a miracle but if you are over 60 Obamacare will probably not let you have it. You are supposed to sit in a corner and die. It would probably have saved my Dad.
You beat me to it......and lets not forget Rush's personal matching funds.
I guess the handle “Prince of Darkness” was already taken?
If they gave a damn about breast cancer, they’d advertise the close association with the BC pill and abortion.
If you don’t believe the scientific and medical correlation, check the data on case growth from 1980 on.
Compare that to number of cases from 1950 to 1980.
Truth is, most of that money goes to Planned Parenthood and LGBT groups. (To erase the stigma associated with the behavior that causes the problem!)
This is actually pretty cool...hope they can continue the research on it and open it up to more trials. When I was studying cell physiology as an undergrad, I researched several concepts of using the “non-lethal” or “non-infectious” portions of viruses as well bacteria (such as Bacillus anthracis - the bacteria that produces the toxin which causes the disease known as Anthrax)to carry disease fighting information into various immune cells...that was back in the late 90’s. There has been, and obviously continues to be, some fascinating research into this area of Cell physiology. It is quite amazing stuff!!!! Seeing stuff on that small of a level...seeing the absolute miracle of life in the “nano” world makes you realize that there is no way in H E double toothpicks that life on this planet as we know it just happened to spring up from a pool of gook after it took a shock from lighting *smiles*!
Same here with my FIL. Anyway I wonder how much Rush Limbaugh’s help helped this breakthrough.
No offense but you’ve been misled by cycles of hype and hysteria, plus much over-simplification in the media.
There has been enormous progress in many areas of research and treatments for various cancers, but it is a vast and varied set of targets. Many lives (including my own) have been saved and/or dramatically extended. A lot depends upon the specifics of diagnosis, cell types involved, stage of the cancer etc. but there has been much progress indeed.
However, “cancer” refers to well over 100 different major illnesses with many sub-categories and varied types of cell pathologies.
Expectations for some one or few “magic bullet” types of treatment to cure all cancers have always been myopic at best.
That does not mean there are not great strides made, usually by intense focus upon a specific category or sub-category involving one particular type of cell.
In my own case (8 year cancer survivor now) I owe my life to a combo of chemo drugs that did not exist too many years ago. 30+ years ago I would have died rapidly and horribly of the type of carcinoma I was dealing with. Everyone in human history (before the past 30 years) who had my specific condition would have died within 12-18 months.
Large numbers of patients have been saved and/or had lives much extended, but we tend to hear/read mainly of fatalities and of the most horrific choices people may face (take on the most brutal chemos for possibly only a few months more life and/or in horrible misery etc.).
I can’t tell anyone how to donate their money, but the idea that there has been no significant progress is simply mistaken.
I wonder if they could do the same with fat cells.
OK, now this sounds like it was posted on Daily Kos ;-)
of course chemo regimens are often brutal (mine was, taking me to the brink of death from the chemo itself), but combos of chemo and/or radiation and/or surgery, as appropriate, have helped large numbers of patients in recent years....
one hopes that new approaches in research and testing will succeed in many cases with avoidance of the grueling effects of chemo-radiation-surgery, which are all frequently too broad-brush un-targeted approaches to treatment
e.g., the more severe chemo regimens can kill ALL fast-growing cells in the body and not just the ones involved in the cancer, which is why terrible side effects are too often associated with chemo
This is awesome nooooze on the cancer cure if true.
Pray it is...
If this treatment is a true cure - Praise the Lord!
Glad you weren't my doctor.
I’m glad you’re still alive FRiend!
come to think of it, the end of this month is my ninth anniversary since my last treatment (surgery) in Aug. 2002
most survivors mark progress from their date of diagnosis, but I like to mark it from the date of my last treatment — which was end of August 2002
same goes out to you, FRiend, so glad you’re with us!!
I didn’t have leukemia but my regimen of chemo and surgeries were brutal, made it seem like the “cure” was worse than I could imagine (except that he prognosis was definitely fatal for me without treatment).....
Hope there will be more and more survivors soon, although of course immortality is not in the cards, so we all have to go from something....
That sounds awesome.
The FDA should approve this immediately. Leukemia is almost always fatal. They make no sense when they hold off approving a drug for something that is deadly.
In another note, high doses of omega 3 does the same thing with breast cancer for the same reasons.
Trying to find link, but with little success. The combo may have been Fluconzole, Nystatin and (?)itraconazole. Not sure on last one. All three were given in large doses to three children that were suffering thrush in chemo, and not only did it clear up the thrush, but all three simultaneously suffered spontaneous remission of Leukemia.
The second was a study done in England where they already have Obama care in place. Many hundreds of women who were diagnosed with “terminal” cancer were put on a study. (There it is almost always terminal, as by the time you get to the cancer treatment through the red tape its way too late.) All of them were given a bran muffin every morning, half of them had flax seed oil added to the muffin half plain. Of the plain muffins, 100% died, of the ones with flax seed oil, 60% “spontaneously remitted all traces of cancer”.
Flax seeds are 78% Omega 3. The problem is an imbalance of Omega 6 to Omega 3. In grass fed beef, the ratio is 1:1 in grain fed beef (not finished, but feed lot cattle) it is 12:1 Omega 6.
I suspect the Cancer industry is more of a hindrance than a help. Spending Billions on the known wrong angle is worse than spending nothing.
Now this is the odd question of the day, If chemotherapy drugs are known carcinogen’s, and radiation is a knows carcinogenic, why do they use them both to “cure” cancer? Is it because it costs six figures?
That’s how the demoncrats will try and save social security. Kill off everyone who’s collecting.
Yes its our duty to die when we get old. We owe it to the State. Go out and sit on the ice flow.
Good news for sure.