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  • 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
    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, researchers find

    01/31/2018 2:05:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | 01/31/2018 | Stanford University Medical Center
    Scientists devised a pinpointed immunotherapy regimen that eradicated tumors throughout the body in mice. Credit: Sagiv-Barfi et al., Science Translational Medicine (2018) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Aussie drug melting cancer cells approved for human use in U.S.

    08/23/2016 1:10:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | 2016-08-23 09:18:36 | Source: Xinhua
    MELBOURNE, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- A tablet developed in Melbourne that "melts away" cancer cells has been approved for use in the United States. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Tuesday that venetoclax was approved for prescription outside of human trials for patients with chronic lymphotic leukemia (CLL). Venetoclax, which overwhelms the BCL-2 protein that is vital to cancer cell survival, was developed in Melbourne in the 1980s after researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) discovered the importance of BCL-2. WEHI's head of clinical translation, Professor Andrew Roberts, said that 80...
  • Prayers Requested for 3 YR old Grandson.

    04/13/2015 3:59:23 PM PDT · by Shery · 57 replies
    13 April, 2015 | vanity
    Our daughter-in-law just called from Tampa and shared with us that our grandson, Noah, who is exactly 3.5 years today may have lymphoma. They have tested him for Mono and other things and resent some blood for other tests, which they hope to have results tomorrow, but the doctor said it didn't look good. They suspect Lymphoma. They did an ultrasound to check on his glands and they are all swollen, some as big as 3 cm, which is over an inch wide. As an aside, our daughter-in-law is a 'documented immigrant' from Brazil...her whole family came about 15 years...
  • Mass found in chest of Eric Berry [KC Chiefs safety]

    11/24/2014 7:32:00 PM PST · by Gil4 · 20 replies ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | Adam Teicher
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry has what team officials believe is lymphoma -- a form of cancer -- and has been placed on the season-ending non-football illness list. Berry will undergo further testing at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta to complete the diagnosis. "At this point in time, we don't have a definitive diagnosis," Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said at a news conference Monday afternoon. "But the leading consideration for what he has right now is lymphoma.
  • Modified ecstasy 'attacks blood cancers'

    08/20/2011 8:21:15 AM PDT · by decimon · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | August 18, 2011 | James Gallagher
    Modified ecstasy could one day have a role to play in fighting some blood cancers, according to scientists. Ecstasy is known to kill some cancer cells, but scientists have increased its effectiveness 100-fold, they said in Investigational New Drugs journal. Their early study showed all leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma cells could be killed in a test tube, but any treatment would be a decade away. A charity said the findings were a "significant step forward". In 2006, a research team at the University of Birmingham showed that ecstasy and anti-depressants such as Prozac had the potential to stop cancers growing....
  • Face of Defense: Couple Has Dream Wedding

    05/20/2010 5:21:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 418+ views
    Face of Defense ^ | Randy Roughton
    SAN FRANCISCO, May 19, 2010 – Cancer seemed as far away as a San Francisco seagull could fly as an Air Force captain danced his first dance with his new bride. Vanessa Muza Teskey and Air Force Capt. Mike Hawkins have some of their wedding photos taken at the San Francisco waterfront May 14, 2010. The couple won the San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway through online voting. Mrs. Hawkins has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's lymphoma. Vendors donated $100,000 of goods and services for their wedding day. U.S. Air Force photo by Lance Cheung  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • Need phone number or Rush's cure-a-thon

    04/16/2010 11:50:42 AM PDT · by PA BOOKEND · 3 replies · 254+ views
    I know rush is having his cure-a-thon today, but I didn't get the phone number & I can't find anything on the website. Help and thanks
  • Mayo Clinic and collaborators find vitamin D levels associated with survival in lymphoma patients

    12/05/2009 2:16:13 PM PST · by decimon · 15 replies · 941+ views
    Mayo Clinic ^ | Dec 5, 2009 | Unknown
    ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new study has found that the amount of vitamin D ( in patients being treated for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma ( strongly associated with cancer progression and overall survival. The results will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology ( in New Orleans. "These are some of the strongest findings yet between vitamin D and cancer outcome," says the study's lead investigator, Matthew Drake, M.D., Ph.D., ( an endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. "While these findings are very provocative, they are preliminary and need to be validated in other studies....
  • RUSH IN A HURRY -- Leukemia and Lymphoma Cure-A-Thon

    04/17/2009 4:21:05 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 9 replies · 612+ views ^ | 04-17-09 | Rush Limbaugh
    On Today's Show...   Rush Donates $300,000 to Kick Off the Annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Cure-A-Thon To beat blood cancers, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America needs your help. Even if you can give $1, it matters. We're accepting donations all weekend. (Rush 24/7 Members:  Listen)      "Through hard work and the generosity of people like you, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has blood cancers playing defense.  There is progress on survivability each and every year.  So it's not the time to rest, redeploy, or withdraw, especially from a cause and effort showing so much promise and providing so many breakthroughs. ...
  • 4 get cancer from teen's donated organs

    04/07/2008 1:55:35 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 25 replies · 120+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-7-08 | FRANK ELTMAN
    Alex Koehne had a love for life, and always wanted to help people. So when his parents were told that their 15-year-old son was dying of bacterial meningitis, the couple didn't hesitate in donating his organs to desperately ill transplant recipients. "I immediately said, `Let's do it'," Jim Koehne recalled. "We both thought it was a great idea. This is who Alex was." A year later, their dream that Alex's spirit might somehow live on has become a nightmare. It turned out that Alex did not die of bacterial meningitis, but rather a rare form of lymphoma that wasn't found...
  • Thompson's illness is slow, serious

    09/13/2007 8:21:01 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 220 replies · 5,067+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Sept. 13, 2007 | Robert S. Boyd
    WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson has a rare type of cancer that specialists say is incurable but not life-threatening over the short term. Although the 65-year-old former senator and actor says his disease is in remission, studies of other cases indicate that it's likely to return within the next two to five years. But cancer experts say his malignancy -- a slow-growing disruption of the immune system known as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma -- can be well managed with drugs and needn't interfere with normal activities. They say Thompson has an excellent chance of survival for at least five to...
  • Thompson's Health (Hugh Hewitt's Obsession With This...)

    09/06/2007 8:27:27 AM PDT · by jdm · 64 replies · 1,256+ views
    Townhall ^ | September 06, 2007 | Hugh Hewitt
    September 6, 2007Posted by: Hugh Hewitt  at 9:55 AMThe most comprehensive report on Fred Thompson's cancer I have seen is here.  (HT: Politico.)  Key graphs: ``The nature of the disease is that it tends to relapse,'' said David Fisher, a lymphoma specialist and assistant professor of medicine at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. ``How long one can live with the disease varies considerably.'' ... Thompson's cancer is an uncommon form called nodal marginal zone lymphoma, which accounts for 2 percent to 4 percent of all cases, according to Owen O'Connor, chief of the lymphoma service at Columbia Presbyterian Medical...
  • ‘Superfit’ Fred [Thompson] hits campaign trail running

    09/02/2007 10:06:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 125 replies · 2,295+ views
    The London Times ^ | September 2, 2007 | Sarah Baxter
    HE IS running for president – literally. Every day Fred Thompson rises at dawn and hits the gym to get himself into shape for the White House race, according to a close confidant. “He’s really prepping himself physically and mentally for the campaign. It’s like Bruce Spring-steen getting ready for the big tour,” the source added. The fitness drive is part of Thompson’s attempt to inject energy into his 2008 presidential bid, which he will launch formally on Thursday. At 6ft 5in in his gym shoes, the former senator for Tennessee and star of the television series Law & Order...
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Blasted for Support of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

    08/29/2007 6:14:06 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 2 replies · 342+ views ^ | August 29, 2007
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Blasted for Support of Embryonic Stem Cell Research WASHINGTON, D.C., August 29, 2007 ( - "It is ludicrous." That was the reaction of Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of Life Decisions International (LDI), to a statement by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (L&LS) in defense of its support for embryonic stem cell experimentation. LDI, which publishes a list of corporations that fund the abortion-committing group Planned Parenthood, recently updated the "Dishonorable Mention" section of The Boycott List. The section identifies nonprofit organizations that "are linked to Planned Parenthood and/or its agenda." Like Planned Parenthood, L&LS actively...
  • Lymphoma Drug Failure Frustrates Experts

    04/30/2007 11:02:21 PM PDT · by verum ago · 9 replies · 871+ views
    AP via MyWay News ^ | 4/30/07 | Lauran Neergaard
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Only a fraction of patients with hard-to-treat lymphoma ever try two breakthrough "smart-bomb" drugs that bring radiation straight to cancerous cells - with just two shots a week apart, not the usual months of care. The marketing failure has a manufacturer trying to sell off one of the drugs, and increasingly frustrated specialists worry it will jeopardize attempts to expand this promising new field to fight other cancers, too. [SNIP] The issue: Despite research showing they work well, fewer than 10 percent of lymphoma patients who are candidates for Zevalin and Bexxar ever use them, says Dr....
  • FOX News Alert: Fred Thompson announces he has Lymphoma ( he is in remission )

    04/11/2007 6:27:06 AM PDT · by tsmith130 · 518 replies · 19,299+ views
    Fox News | 04/11/2007
    Damn! Will be on Fox today with Neil Cavuto.
  • Adult Stem Cells: It's Not Pie-in-the-Sky

    03/13/2005 4:26:27 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 23 replies · 1,820+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | February 3, 2005 | Carrie Gordon Earll
    Embryonic stem cells have not cured or successfully treated a single patient. Contrast that with the more than 70 conditions that are treatable using non-embryonic stem cell therapies. One of the hottest debates in bioethics today surrounds research using stem cells taken from either in vitro fertilization or cloned human embryos. From state legislatures and the halls of Congress to the United Nation, the controversy over whether to ban (or fund) such research rages. Human cloning for embryonic stem cell research creates human embryos virtually identical to a patient’s genetic composition. The embryo’s stem cells are then harvested — a...