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  • Prayer Request For My Brother

    02/25/2018 2:07:31 PM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 51 replies
    02/25/2018 | Rckyracoco
    My brother(in Texas)was diagnosed last week with(Mantle Cell?)Lymphoma...
  • Biologists' new peptide could fight many cancers

    01/16/2018 2:30:48 PM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies ^ | January 16, 2018 | by Anne Trafton, & Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    MIT biologists have designed a new peptide that can disrupt a key protein that many types of cancers, including some forms of lymphoma, leukemia, and breast cancer, need to survive. The new peptide targets a protein called Mcl-1, which helps cancer cells avoid the cellular suicide that is usually induced by DNA damage. By blocking Mcl-1, the peptide can force cancer cells to undergo programmed cell death. "Some cancer cells are very dependent on Mcl-1, which is the last line of defense keeping the cell from dying. It's a very attractive target," says Amy Keating, an MIT professor of biology...
  • TCM Hospital in Nanjing Cures Leukemia

    01/14/2018 7:03:16 PM PST · by libh8er · 31 replies
    The Nanjinger ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Renée Gray
    The Nanjing government has released an article that states a patient suffering from recurrent Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (otherwise known as ALL) has been cured following CAR-T (Chimeric Antigen Receptors) therapy at the Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Through genetic engineering, the patient’s T cells (the lymphoid stem cell, which is derived from bone marrow) were regenerated, “wiping out the tumour through the immune system”. The patient, a Mr. Zhang, had already endured two rounds of chemotherapy before, he says, the therapy “pulled me back from the jaws of death”. The 49 year old Zhang had caught a...
  • Woman, 67, who battled blood cancer for five years 'recovers after treating it with TURMERIC'

    01/03/2018 6:56:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | Updated: 04:33 EST, 3 January 2018 | By Ben Spencer, Medical Correspondent
    A woman who battled blood cancer for years without success finally halted the disease with turmeric, it has been reported. Dieneke Ferguson is now leading a normal life after giving up on gruelling treatments that failed to stop it. Doctors say her case is the first recorded instance in which a patient has recovered by using the spice after stopping conventional medical treatments. With her myeloma spreading rapidly after three rounds of chemotherapy and four stem cell transplants, the 67-year-old began taking 8g of curcumin a day – one of the main compounds in turmeric. The cancer, which has an...
  • FDA approves Novartis' 'breakthrough' leukemia drug — with a price tag of $475k

    08/31/2017 9:33:02 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 48 replies
    Beckers Hospital Review ^ | August 31, 2017 | Alia Paavola
    The FDA approved Novartis' revolutionary CAR-T cell leukemia therapy, which uses patients' genetically modified immune cells to fight the disease — at the cost of $475,000 per treatment, according to STAT. The drug, Kymriah, is the first CAR-T therapy to come before the FDA and was approved for the treatment of patients up to 25 years old with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A clinical trial of the leukemia drug deemed a "breakthrough" by physicians revealed 83 percent of patients treated with CAR-T cell therapy have gone into remission. While the price tag of $475,000 per treatment seems staggering, it is...
  • Long-distance Space Travel Boosts Risk of Leukemia

    03/08/2017 7:07:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | Wed, 03/08/2017 | Seth Augenstein
    Humanity is planning its forays out to reach Mars over the next few decades. Such trips would have to traverse an average 140 million miles of vacuum, and take about three years, roundtrip. But the health effects of space are only becoming better understood now. Cancer risks could be seriously increased by the exposure to radiation out in the void, according to a new study published in the journal Leukemia. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers found a double-whammy effect: the radiation not only caused mutations in key cells, but also weakened immune response – meaning the body would not...
  • A Marine stands guard while a brave young child dies

    09/07/2016 11:06:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 18 replies ^ | 09/07/2016 | Puppage
    “Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap that’s just pissing us all off these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks. This was one for me. “Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps as ... he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his...
  • Newly discovered vulnerability in breast tumor cells points to new cancer treatment path

    04/18/2016 10:42:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies ^ | April 18, 2016 | Provided by: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Mammograms showing a normal breast (left) and a breast with cancer (right). Credit: Public Domain ============================================================================================================== Cancer cells often devise ways to survive even in the presence of toxic chemotherapy. Now, a research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found a way to attack a process that tumor cells use to escape the effects of standard cancer drugs. The discovery is published online today in the journal Nature Cell Biology. Cancer drugs are no longer limited to toxic chemicals that can cause significant side effects. Many are specially designed targeted therapies that seek out...
  • Israeli Finds Cure for Leukemia. British Doctors Campaign to Expel Israeli Docs From World Body

    02/24/2016 4:16:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    CAMERA ^ | February 19, 2016
    Israeli Researcher Finds Cure for Leukemia. British Doctors Campaign to Expel Israeli Physicians From World Body 1. A form of treating Leukemia pioneered by Israeli immunologist Zelig Esshar cured 94% of cases of Leukemia in a recent trial. Eshhar has been conducting T-cell research for over a decade, and in 2014 was recognized by leading industry publication Human Gene Therapy along with Dr. Carl June of the University of Pennsylvania for their work in the field. Their immune-based treatment is especially effective against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the most common and once the most deadly childhood cancer, that only a few...
  • Mother Sings a Precious Song to Her Dying Daughter

    01/31/2016 2:34:37 PM PST · by BBell · 9 replies
    A precious 18 year-old girl, Lindsey Lourenco, has been battling Leukemia for years. But, after her long battle, she slipped into a coma. Her mother wrote a touching song for her daughter and sings it at her bedside, knowing she is in her final days. This is absolutely tear-jerking... God Bless you, Lindsey. (Find out more about Lindsey's story here.
  • New kind of "designer" immune cells clear baby's leukaemia

    11/05/2015 1:13:06 PM PST · by amorphous · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5 Nov 2015 | Kate Kelland
    A baby whom doctors thought almost certain to die has been cleared of a previously incurable leukemia in the first human use of an "off-the-shelf" cell therapy from Cellectis that creates designer immune cells. One-year-old Layla had run out of all other treatment options when doctors at Britain's Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) gave her the highly experimental, genetically edited cells in a tiny 1-milliliter intravenous infusion. Two months later, she was cancer-free and she is now home from hospital, the doctors said at a briefing about her case in London on Wednesday. "Her leukemia was so aggressive that such...
  • Millionaire heir to the Frito-Lay chip fortune, 44, dies at home just two years after he won battle>

    09/04/2015 5:57:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/04/15 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    Millionaire heir to the Frito-Lay chip fortune, 44, dies at home just two years after he won battle against leukemia Carter Lay, an heir to the Frito-Lay potato chip company and leukemia survivor, died on Thursday, aged 44. The father-of-two was found in his Los Angeles home after police received a call that there was an unconscious male at the residence. Police found Lay in his bedroom unresponsive. CPR was administered but unsuccessful and Lay was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy report is underway, but his death is not believed to be suspicious, according to TMZ.
  • Pennsylvania Beauty Queen Accused of Faking Cancer

    A beauty queen from Pennsylvania is being stripped of her crown after she was accused of lying about having leukemia to benefit from fundraisers. Brandi Weaver-Gates has been the reigning Miss Pennsylvania U.S. International pageant winner. Online court records show the 23-year-old, of State College, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of theft by deception and receiving stolen property. Investigators in Centre County said events were set up to raise money for her medical bills. Police said Weaver-Gates took the money even though she didn’t have cancer. State police said an April bingo benefit raised $14,000. Police said Weaver-Gates went as...
  • Yes Bassist Chris Squire Has Died - Following his battle with leukemia

    06/28/2015 11:22:49 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 70 replies
    Pitchfork ^ | June 28, 2015 at 11:41 a.m. EDT | Evan Minsker
    Chris Squire—the bassist, vocalist, and founding member of Yes—died last night following his battle with leukemia, according to a statement from the band. Since he started the group with Jon Anderson in 1968 until he was diagnosed with Acute Erythroid Leukemia in 2015, Squire was the only constant member of the group. He was 67. Squire grew up in central London, where, in 1964, he was suspended from school for having long hair. He played in a few bands in the 1960s, including the Selfs, the Syn, and Mabel Greer's Toyshop. It was through that last band that he met...
  • Girl Who Battled Cancer Is Dismissed for Missing School

    04/25/2015 11:08:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 24, 2015
    A 12-year-old Michigan girl who just made it through the biggest fight of her life has been dealt another blow. In August 2012, Rose McGrath, of Battle Creek, was diagnosed with leukemia. But last week, her family received a letter from her school that would turn her world upside down. As CBS affiliate WWMT reports, the letter addressed concerns regarding Rose's attendance and academic performance, and stated that Rose had been dismissed from St. Joseph Middle School. "I didn't do anything wrong, but they still got rid of me," Rose said. screen-shot-2015-04-24-at-11-24-21-am.png Rose McGrath WWMT Rose has been with the...
  • Contagious Leukemia Killing East Coast Clams

    04/09/2015 11:32:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    "The evidence indicates that the tumor cells themselves are contagious -- that the cells can spread from one animal to another in the ocean," said researcher Stephen Goff of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Columbia University in New York City. "We know this must be true because the genotypes of the tumor cells do not match those of the host animals that acquire the disease, but instead all derive from a single lineage of tumor cells," Goff explained. The findings, published April 9 in Cell, suggest that cells can survive in seawater long enough to reach and infect a...
  • Ido Bachelet DNA nanobots summary with a couple of extra videos (for critically ill leukemia pt)

    03/18/2015 6:47:14 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 9 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | March 15, 2015 | Next Big Future
    ORIGINAL TITLE: Ido Bachelet DNA nanobots summary with a couple of extra videos In a brief talk, Bachelet said DNA nanobots will soon be tried in a critically ill leukemia patient. The patient, who has been given roughly six months to live, will receive an injection of DNA nanobots designed to interact with and destroy leukemia cells—while causing virtually zero collateral damage in healthy tissue. According to Bachelet, his team have successfully tested their method in cell cultures and animals and written two papers on the subject, one in Science and one in Nature. Contemporary cancer therapies involving invasive surgery...
  • Scientists discover how to change human leukemia cells into harmless immune cells

    03/18/2015 6:33:55 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 20 replies
    Stanford Medicine News Center ^ | March 16, 2015 | Christopher Vaughan
    After a chance observation in the lab, researchers found a method that can force dangerous leukemia cells in the lab to mature into harmless immune cells called macrophages. Mar 16 2015 Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered that when a certain aggressive leukemia is causing havoc in the body, the solution may be to force the cancer cells to grow up and behave. After a chance observation in the lab, the researchers found a method that can cause dangerous leukemia cells to mature into harmless immune cells known as macrophages. The findings are described in a...
  • My Siamese Male Cat Was Diagnosed With Feline Leukemia

    11/14/2014 7:06:15 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 72 replies
    THe Veterinarian | Nov 14, 2014 | Yosemitest
    "Sam" was 8 years old, and he had become quite a grouchy, old cat. He was still gentle and wanted petting, feeding and watering, but he acted like he had a tooth ache and he had bad breath. The vet said there was no known cure for the virus infection, Feline Leukemia and that it was VERY infectious to other animals. Her said that he probably got it in a fight with another infected cat, or that it could be caught by drinking or eating from the same water bowl or feed bowl that another infected animal used. I...
  • Philadelphia Eagles give teen battling cancer one-day contract

    10/11/2014 12:20:54 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 10/11/2014 | staff
    The Philadelphia Eagles, in conjunction with Ronald McDonald House, have made the day for Colin Delaney, a 15-year-old battling leukemia. The Eagles gave the former middle school fullback a one-day contract and invited him to sit on the bench for Sunday night's game with the division rival New York Giants. Delaney was given his contract by Eagles general manager Howie Roseman, who presented the teen with a No. 1 jersey with his name on it.