New Immune System Boosting Drug May Lead to Cancer Cures

Way to go science! In another study hailed as a breakthrough, doctors announced that some patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma saw their cancer disappear after being treated with a new drug that boost their own immune cells:

Of the 38 patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma who took part in the most recent study, two of the seven who received the highest doses of the drug saw their cancer disappear while five others had reductions in their tumours of more than 50 per cent.

One patient on a lower dose also became cancer free and remains so after more than a year.

The results, published in the journal Science, are encouraging because they suggest that the bigger the dose, the bigger the effect.


Previously on Neatorama: Doctors Inject Cloned Immune Cells, Cure Man of Cancer

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Maureen: I feel for you, my Mom is coping with Non-Hodgekins herself. As well as suffering the effects of two inoperable brain tumors that have robbed her of almost all of her sight.

She and I would both love to see a cure. It'd give my Mom a chance to see her grandson and soon-to-be granddaughter grow up to be young adults.

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I'd take the chance on the nasty side effects any day. There is nothing worse then going through chemo. A cure for my incurable Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (there are over 25 different yes of lymphoma)is most welcome. Any small step forward is a huge step in finding a cure for some type of cancer.
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@ Jimbo: people will still get cancer even if there is a cure you'll still need someone to administer it won't you? Also, cancer isn't one disease, there are tons of different kinds, some can already be cured, some can't.
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@ Jimbo: People like you always seem to forget that those "specialists" can get cancer, too, and would probably liked to be cured and search for another job than all that money while dying of cancer.
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