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Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Post by Didge on Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:27 pm

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Steve Cara expected to sail through the routine medical tests required to increase his life insurance in October 2014. But the results were devastating. He had lung cancer, at age 53. It had begun to spread, and doctors told him it was inoperable. A few years ago, they would have suggested chemotherapy. Instead, his oncologist, Dr. Matthew D. Hellmann of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, recommended an experimental treatment: immunotherapy. Rather than attacking the cancer directly, as chemo does, immunotherapy tries to rally the patient’s own immune system to fight the disease.

Uncertain, Mr. Cara sought a second opinion. A doctor at another major hospital read his scans and pathology report, then asked what Dr. Hellmann had advised. When the doctor heard the answer, Mr. Cara recalled, “he closed up the folder, handed it back to me and said, ‘Run back there as fast as you can.’”

Many others are racing down the same path. Harnessing the immune system to fight cancer, long a medical dream, is becoming a reality. Remarkable stories of tumors melting away and terminal illnesses going into remissions that last years — backed by solid data — have led to an explosion of interest and billions of dollars of investments in the rapidly growing field of immunotherapy. Pharmaceutical companies, philanthropists and the federal government’s “cancer moonshot” program are pouring money into developing treatments. Medical conferences on the topic are packed.

All this has brought new optimism to cancer doctors — a sense that they have begun tapping into a force of nature, the medical equivalent of splitting the atom.

“This is a fundamental change in the way that we think about cancer therapy,” said Dr. Jedd Wolchok, chief of melanoma and immunotherapeutics services at Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Hundreds of clinical trials involving immunotherapy, alone or combined with other treatments, are underway for nearly every type of cancer. “People are asking, waiting, pleading to get into these trials,” said Dr. Arlene Siefker-Radtke, an oncologist at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, who specializes in bladder cancer.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/31/health/harnessing-the-immune-system-to-fight-cancer.html?_r=0



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Re: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Post by Didge on Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:33 pm

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I am, as what I do best is helping others.

I rest my case!



On your inability to move on?


I agree

You again proved my point

I apologised

You continued to be upset over nothing, when I reached out to you

What does that say about you Horatio?

I again only wish to move past this and yet you still wish to live in the past
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Re: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Post by HoratioTarr on Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:34 pm

Didge wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:

I rest my case!



On your inability to move on?


I agree

You again proved my point

I apologised

You continued to be upset over nothing, when I reached out to you

What does that say about you Hoatio?

I again only wish to move past this and yet you still wish to live in the past

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Re: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Post by Didge on Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:36 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Didge wrote:


On your inability to move on?


I agree

You again proved my point

I apologised

You continued to be upset over nothing, when I reached out to you

What does that say about you Hoatio?

I again only wish to move past this and yet you still wish to live in the past



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Re: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Post by HoratioTarr on Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:39 pm

Didge wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:




Thank you

It's my pleasure.
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Re: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Post by Didge on Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:45 pm

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Didge wrote:



Thank you

It's my pleasure.


Pleasure at laughing at others?

Good to know

Thnak you again, every time you reply you dig that hole deeper
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Re: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Post by HoratioTarr on Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:45 pm

Didge wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:

It's my pleasure.


Pleasure at laughing at others?

Good to know

Thnak you again, every time you reply you dig that hole deeper

You love it.
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Re: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Post by Didge on Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:47 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Didge wrote:


Pleasure at laughing at others?

Good to know

Thnak you again, every time you reply you dig that hole deeper

You love it.


Love that you only find happiness at the expense of others?

I only find pity in that Horatio
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Re: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Post by HoratioTarr on Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:48 pm

Didge wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:

You love it.


Love that you only find happiness at the expense of others?

I only find pity in that Horatio

See, you're doing it again.
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Re: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Post by Didge on Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:50 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Didge wrote:


Love that you only find happiness at the expense of others?

I only find pity in that Horatio

See, you're doing it again.


Easily understanding you?

Yes its very simple
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Re: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Post by HoratioTarr on Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:00 pm

Didge wrote:
HoratioTarr wrote:

See, you're doing it again.


Easily understanding you?

Yes its very simple

Oh, the love....
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Re: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Post by Didge on Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:02 pm

HoratioTarr wrote:
Didge wrote:


Easily understanding you?

Yes its very simple

Oh, the love....


The lack of?
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Re: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Post by Didge on Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:06 pm

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Didge wrote:Then you are still holding a grudge and i was correct.
You made out I was literally femine based on the emotions how some women act on periods. Again it was nothing but still you attack the very aspect of what it could mean to be masculine to some males. Again that does not bother me, but you did try to get at what you perceived would annoy or even anger someone.
I though have apologised and have no reservations for how I wrongly accused you of being someone else.
So what is stopping you doing the same and proving me wrong?
At present you are only proving to me, you are holding a grudge.
Should you apologise to each other?
Yes

To me?

No

As I do not require such requirements of people

I don't really give a fiddler's fuck what you think.   As always you are just spouting your usual  patronising crescent moon mind sludge.   Someone on here kind of nailed you when they said you have a roomful of certificates no one but you  can see.   Your pomposity knows no bounds, you self aggrandizing twerp.    





Maybe this is the love you speak of or lack of horatio?
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Re: Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

Post by Didge on Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:12 pm

Night all and I shall leeave you with a great track.






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