Friday, June 20, 2008

Interesting Cancer News

What if you had the power to cure cancer, your own cancer, already inside you? That's the promise of a new treatment protocol recently unveiled Across the Pond:
Regular IB readers may be wondering if this could possibly be the work of the MVNHS©. Sadly, no:
"Ed Yong, health information manager at Cancer Research UK, said: "It's very exciting to see a cancer patient being successfully treated using immune cells cloned from his own body."
The bad news is that, at this early stage, the treatment is quite expensive, and is likely to remain so for a while. This makes sense: new tech R&D is generally expensive. As it becomes more widespread and economies of scale come into play, costs tend to decline.
The major difference between this technique and earlier regemins is that it shows that "simply growing vast numbers of the few immune cells in the body to attack a cancer can be safe and effective."
Sounds promising.
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