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Posted 31 August 2017 - 07:55 PM

Well, a new treatment for leukemia, but not, unfortunately for cml. Still, good news for children and young adults, and the general approach might prove helpful for us, too, someday. That's how science progresses.

<i>... it clears the way for a new approach to fighting cancer by harnessing the body's immune system -- a long-sought goal of medical researchers.

"This is a dream come true," says Henry Fung, MD, director of the Fox Chase Cancer Center-Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Program. "It's now limited to one disease in children only, but that platform potentially can benefit a lot of different types of cancer patients, particularly blood cancer patients."

From here: http://www.webmd.com...UHLc2o9YX70qyM=

Diagnosed in February 2014. Started Imatinib 400 in April.
2014:     3.18     0.91
2015:     0.22     0.16     0.04     0.55
2016:     0.71     0.66

(Started Imatinib 600 in April 2016)
2016:     0.42     0.13     0.45
2017:     0.17     0.06     0.10     0.06     0.34



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 03:02 PM

It also paves the way to go to the Stem Cell Store.
Order up some modifications and become better looking
and more talented and healthy. Three things you can't
put a price on. "Give me some of those that, that fellows
got over there! I wanna be like him!"
All joking aside.
Too super charge one's immune system for the benefit of
a present disease if an achievable goal, is fantastic.
I have a friend that participated in this trial and she is still alive.
It was her last try.
She started with lung cancer and after radiation treatment developed
May we live in interesting times.

DX August 2016. WBC ~160K
PH+ Cells 36%
No Spleen enlargement
No Symptoms. Other counts ~Normal
BCR-ABL p210 (Detected)
BCR-ABL p190 (Not Detected)
Sprycel 100mg.
PCR   02/01/2017    0.146 IS
PCR   08/07/2017    0.022 IS
Next PCR:           12/XX/2017

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