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  • The Hutch closes in on a cancer cure

    05/17/2018 7:28:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 05/17/2018 | Ron Judd
    THE MAGIC MICROSCOPIC particles that might change the world — and in the process, permanently burnish Seattle’s spot on the big, ascent-of-man scientific map — are, at this very moment, being carted about on a medical campus one short traffic jam away from the shores of Lake Union. Their mode of transport: a thermo-molded plastic lunch cooler, of the sort one might nab at Walmart to carry a baloney sandwich and some freshly cured herring out for a day of salmon fishing on Puget Sound. The little coolers are ubiquitous at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, which four decades...
  • Cancer vaccine that cured 97% of mice with no painful side effects may be available in just one year

    04/20/2018 2:24:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/20/2018 | By ALEXANDRA THOMPSON HEALTH REPORTER FOR MAILONLINE
    Vaccine, which contains two safe drugs, may cause just fever and site sorenessIf approved, researchers expect it will be one-to-two years before it is availableRather than creating lasting immunity, the vaccine activates the immune systemThis then attack tumours in certain forms of the disease, such as lymphomaApproximately 1.7 million new people develop cancer every year in the US A cancer vaccine that cured 97 percent of blood tumours in mice will be tested on humans with low-grade lymphoma later this year.Patients receiving the vaccine, which contains two drugs proven for their safety, will not require any chemotherapy, with the...
  • Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates tumors in mice

    01/31/2018 8:27:58 PM PST · by Innovative · 25 replies
    Stanford University ^ | Jan. 31, 2018 | Not Stated
    Activating T cells in tumors eliminated even distant metastases in mice, Stanford researchers found. Lymphoma patients are being recruited to test the technique in a clinical trial. Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The approach works for many different types of cancers, including those that arise spontaneously, the study found.
  • A US drugmaker offers to cure rare blindness for $850,000

    01/03/2018 8:15:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/03/2018 | Meg Tirrell
    * Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna will cost $850,000 for a one-time treatment. * The gene therapy treats a rare, inherited retinal disease that can lead to blindness. * Spark also unveiled a set of payment and access programs, including tying payments to how well the therapy works and exploring payment by installment. The treatment is delivered just once, a facet of gene therapy that poses unique pricing questions in an industry fueled by steady payments for chronic therapies. "It's wildly expensive but, to be very frank, I think they've priced it what I'll call responsibly," said Dr. Steve Miller, chief medical...
  • HIV breakthrough as cancer drug could hold secret to curing the virus

    12/01/2017 6:12:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | 00:05, 1 DEC 2017 Updated10:52, 1 DEC 2017 | ByAmy-Clare Martin
    Doctors using a treatment called nivolumab on a lung cancer patient with Aids noticed a “drastic and persistent” decrease in infected white blood cells A new cancer drug could “cure” HIV, a revolutionary study suggests. Doctors using a treatment called nivolumab on a lung cancer patient with Aids noticed a “drastic and persistent” decrease in infected white blood cells. The findings have raised hopes that drugs could one day eradicate the HIV virus, which attacks the immune system and cur­­rently has no cure. At present, those infected must take anti-HIV drugs for the rest of their lives to stop the...
  • Democrat shouts down black pro-life woman at House hearing, accuses her of ‘ignorance’

    11/04/2017 5:38:47 AM PDT · by blueyon · 39 replies
    LifeSite ^ | 11/01/17 | Claire Chretien
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tennessee, yelled at an African-American woman today, accusing her of “ignorance,” after she testified before a Congressional committee about abortion being the “leading cause of death in the black community today.” Star Parker, founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), suggested it’s disingenuous to conflate abortion with social ills. Parker was testifying before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice as it discussed legislation banning abortions on babies with beating hearts.
  • Fred Hutch director: We can cure cancer by 2025 (Watch Video)

    10/14/2017 12:46:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    KING 5 ^ | 10/13/2017 | Chris Daniels, KING
    The president and director of Seattle's Fred Hutch Institute says cancer can be cured by 2025. Dr. Gary Gilliland made the claim while speaking at the Geewkire Summit at Seattle's Sheraton Hotel. It was part of a general discussion on technology as a way to reduce the rates of cancer. Gilliland said in particular genome sequencing costs are falling, and it has opened the door for personalized medicine and immunotherapy. He also says there have been advances and research, which has helped in preventive cures. Gilliland says HPV vaccinations for boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 13...
  • Dementia treatment: First new Alzheimer’s drug for years on horizon - and it may be CURE

    10/14/2017 12:42:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    UK Daily Express ^ | 10/13/2017 | By LAUREN CLARK
    DEMENTIA - including Alzheimer’s disease - still has no effective treatment. However, the first new drugs for 14 years are likely to be approved next year - and they might just be the cure. Dementia is a decline in mental ability, and Alzheimer’s disease is its most common type. There are currently 44 million people around the world who suffer from the debilitating condition, which can cause memory loss and problems thinking. Despite the fact it costs the UK £26 billion a year, scientists have remained unable to successfully treat Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. Last month a clinical...
  • Researchers say they’ve unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it

    06/19/2017 10:34:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    lacrossetribune.com ^ | 06-19-2017 | Carrie Wells
    BALTIMORE (TNS) — Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would break off and start spreading. She wasn’t sure what to make of it, until she attended an academic conference and heard a speaker talking about bacterial cells behaving the same way. Yet when she went through the academic literature to see if anyone had written about similar behavior in cancer cells, she found nothing. Seven years later, the theory Jayatilaka developed early in college is now a...
  • Cancer Cure Found In Australia 2016! EBC-46

    03/21/2017 6:07:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/24/16
    Share this video with anyone and everyone   EBC-46 is an experimental drug candidate being studied pre-clinically by the Australian company Ecobiotics (specifically its drug discovery subsidiary Qbiotics). It was discovered through an automated screening process of natural products by selecting increasingly purified fractions of plant extracts, based on their ability to produce the desired activity profile. This is then followed by artificial synthesis of the isolated compound to confirm its chemical structure. EBC-46 is a phorbol ester which, along with other related compounds, acts as a protein kinase C regulator.   The initial lead came from observation that...
  • Famed Irish scientist says the cure for Alzheimer’s is only 5 – 10 years away

    02/21/2016 5:33:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Irish Central ^ | 02/21/2016 | Sheila Langan
    A scientist whose major breakthroughs have emerged from studying the brains of Irish families says we are only five to 10 years away from a cure for Alzheimer's disease. In a recent interview with the Irish Times, Professor Tim Lynch, currently with the Dublin Neurological Institute at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, recounted the discovery he made while working in New York almost 20 years ago, which changed the course of his research. In 1994, Lynch was part of a team studying frontotemporal dementia in an Irish American family at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. The team discovered that...
  • Obama promises a cure for cancer 'once and for all'

    01/13/2016 9:08:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/13/2016 | Rick Moran
    Forty-five years ago, the U..S landed a man on the Moon and brought him home safely.  The effort cost, in today's dollars, around $135 billion spent over ten years. Ever since then, whenever government wants to spend a lot of money solving a problem, the moon program is cited as an example that we can do anything we put our minds – and dollars – to. Last night, the president invoked the Moon landing to announce his initiative to cure cancer – "once and for all."  But someone should have whispered into the president's ear that the idea we can...
  • Clinton vows to find Alzheimer's cure by 2025 (Black, Hispanic & women voters hardest hit)

    12/22/2015 4:01:38 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/22/15 | Sarah Ferris
    Hillary Clinton is laying out an aggressive plan to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease within a decade, which she says will be achieved by a dramatically boosting spending by four times the current levels. The Democratic presidential front-runner vows to spend $2 billion per year "to prevent, effectively treat and make a cure possible by 2025." She will announce her plan at a campaign stop in Iowa later on Tuesday. The annual $2 billion in spending will be part of a "historic, decade-long investment" that would bring up spending levels from the $586 million spent by the National Institutes...
  • A "huge milestone": approval of cancer-hunting virus signals new treatment era

    11/03/2015 7:50:47 AM PST · by Ellendra · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11-2-2015 | Nicky Woolf
    A new cancer treatment strategy is on the horizon that experts say could be a game-changer and spare patients the extreme side effects of existing options such as chemotherapy. Chemotherapy and other current cancer treatments are brutal, scorched-earth affairs that work because cancer cells are slightly - but not much - more susceptible to the havoc they wreak than the rest of the body. Their side effects are legion, and in many cases horrifying – from hair loss and internal bleeding to chronic nausea and even death. But last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first time...
  • 3 Alternative Health Doctors Found Dead In the Last 2 Weeks After Run-Ins With The Feds

    07/04/2015 3:57:40 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    TheFreeThoughtProject.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | John Vibes
    In the past several weeks, a number of controversial natural health doctors have died under mysterious circumstances. Some of them have even had recent encounters with federal agents and bureaucracies.Two weeks ago, the string of mysterious deaths began when Dr. Jeff Bradstreet MD was found in a river with a gunshot wound to his chest. The police claim that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted and that the death was a suicide, however, Bradstreet’s family suspects foul play.Last week, members of the family set up a donation page “To find the answers to the many questions leading up to the death...
  • Dr Nicholas Gonzalez, RIP

    07/23/2015 12:28:28 AM PDT · by blackpacific · 9 replies
    email from Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez staff | 22July2015 | n/a
    Sad news for our patients and friends Dear Patients, Family, Friends, and Colleagues: It is with great sadness that the office of Nicholas J. Gonzalez, M.D. relays news of his untimely death on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The cause of death was cardiac related, it appears, as he suddenly collapsed and was unable to be revived. Dr. Gonzalez was in excellent health otherwise so his passing is quite unexpected. Currently, his family is taking care of funeral arrangements and Dr. Linda Isaacs and his office staff are tending to patients. In the interim, please know Dr. Gonzalez’ office will keep...
  • Alzheimer’s Breakthrough: Scientists Home In On Molecule Which Halts Development of Disease

    02/16/2015 7:46:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | February16, 2015 | John Bingham
    Alzheimer’s Breakthrough: Scientists Home In On Molecule Which Halts Development of Disease Cambridge scientists raise prospect of new generation of treatments after finding technique to limit development of biggest cause of dementia By John Bingham, 16 Feb 2015 Scientists have found a method which could potentially stop the growth of Alzheimer’s disease in its tracks, raising the prospect of a wave of new treatments for the condition. A team at Cambridge University, working with partners in Sweden and Estonia, has identified a molecule which can block the progress of Alzheimer’s at a crucial stage in its development. Not only is...
  • Washington Man Who Faces Years In Prison For Growing Medical Marijuana Has Cancer

    01/17/2015 6:02:04 AM PST · by Wolfie · 76 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Jan. 16, 2015
    Washington Man Who Faces Years In Prison For Growing Medical Marijuana Has Cancer A Washington state man who is facing at least 10 years in prison if convicted in a high-profile federal case over growing medical marijuana for personal use has been diagnosed with cancer. --snip-- Harvey, along with his wife, Rhonda; their son, Rolland Gregg; Rolland's wife, Michelle Gregg; as well as close family friend Jason Zucker are all facing federal marijuana charges for growing about 70 cannabis plants for their own medical use at the Harveys' rural home. The family's defense attorneys have maintained the pot patch complied...
  • PRAYERS PLEASE: Necrotizing fasciitis eating 6-yr-old boy's face

    02/21/2006 1:15:09 AM PST · by Veto! · 40 replies · 2,650+ views
    KIRO-TV ^ | 2/21/2006 | KIRO-TV
    Bellingham Boy Fighting Flesh-Eating Bacteria SEATTLE, Wash. -- What started as a 'fat lip' from a fall, now has a local 6 year old Jake Finkbonner fighting to survive. The boy has necrotizing faciitis, a bacteria that is attacking his face. His family says the bacteria was consuming him before their eyes. The infection is so aggressive, antibiotics aren't enough. He’s had three surgeries so far to try to save his life. Jake’s father, Donny, (says)......all of us are praying for him, and we’re just in God’s hands.” Jake’s mother, Elsa says, “he didn’t have any facial features that were...
  • Cancer cure found? Compound from Blushwood tree breaks down tumors in 70 percent of cases

    10/09/2014 1:55:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 10/09/2014 | Jan Dizon
    Researchers from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have made an exciting discovery for cancer patients everywhere. A chemical found in a rare plant from Australia has the ability to "eat" cancerous tumors and completely eradicate them within days. The tumor-eating chemical is found in the seeds of berries of the Blushwood plant. The chemical, which is being called EBC-46, takes three weeks to extract and the process is quite difficult. Experts are even saying that they still don't completely understand why the chemical is in the seed of the Blushwood berry in the first place. Farming Blushwood in large quantities...