Altered Immune Cells Beat Leukemia

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    Dec 11, 2012 12:58 AM GMT
    This is simply incredible. Cancer robbed me of my sister Katia this past April. I am looking forward to new breakthroughs in cancer treatment.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/health/a-breakthrough-against-leukemia-using-altered-t-cells.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1&
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    Dec 11, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
    WoW.... Great article... I wonder if this Tcell biotherapy is going to work on all Leukemia's? I currently take gleevec & infliximab to keep mine in remission.. seems to work really well... though mine (CML) is caused by a genetic chromosome..

    Terribly sad to hear about your sister... same with my little brother and a cousin. One has to, unfortunately, go through this to know what you're interests and experiences are concerning these breakthroughs...
    Thanks for posting...

    un abbraccio, (big hugs)
    Rocco

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    Dec 11, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    Thank you RoccoO, hugs are grand. This year was the hardest of my entire life. Having someone you love be labeled "Terminally ill" was soul crushing. I take heart that she spent her final months surrounded with family, day and night she was never alone.



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    Dec 11, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    (HUGS) to both of you guys
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    Dec 11, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    You're welcome.. I agree, there's nothing tougher, that I know of that can compare to the loss of a sibling...
    It was a really tough one to tell my family on my diagnosis, even though it's rarely terminal, just chronic... having been down that path, with them, nothing could convince them.. well, except for the time that's elapsed in remission..

    I wish you nothing but love and happiness.. I know it's early but, still, I sincerely do.

    Rocco
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    Dec 11, 2012 1:34 AM GMT
    I am still flabbergasted at this innovate new technology. Science amazes me in ways few things can.
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    Dec 11, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    minox said(HUGS) to both of you guys


    Thanks minox!!! back to you!!
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    Dec 11, 2012 1:38 AM GMT
    RoccoO saidYou're welcome.. I agree, there's nothing tougher, that I know of that can compare to the loss of a sibling...
    It was a really tough one to tell my family on my diagnosis, even though it's rarely terminal, just chronic... having been down that path, with them, nothing could convince them.. well, except for the time that's elapsed in remission..

    I wish you nothing but love and happiness.. I know it's early but, still, I sincerely do.

    Rocco


    It is a rather strange feeling, once they are gone you have their memories within you and the three children my sister left behind are constant reminders of her.

    She fought valiantly against the cancer and won her first battle, just when it resurfaced she was not strong enough. She also accepted some newer procedure but alas that failed too.

    We just have to hang in there, keep strong and live our lives as best we can without them.

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    Dec 11, 2012 1:38 AM GMT
    Bustamante saidI am still flabbergasted at this innovate new technology. Science amazes me in ways few things can.

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    Dec 11, 2012 1:41 AM GMT
    JRaRJ said
    Bustamante saidI am still flabbergasted at this innovate new technology. Science amazes me in ways few things can.

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    I able to POST to this thread because of these sciences!!!!
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    Dec 11, 2012 1:42 AM GMT
    RoccoO said
    JRaRJ said
    Bustamante saidI am still flabbergasted at this innovate new technology. Science amazes me in ways few things can.

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    I able to POST to this thread because of these sciences!!!!


    Woot for Science and technology!
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    Dec 11, 2012 1:44 AM GMT
    Amazing. Thank god there is progress in this! It will lead to breakthroughs in many diseases as well! Happy u r with us RoccoO
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    Dec 11, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    sorry about your sister. saw this on the news tonight - pretty miraculous.
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    Dec 11, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    beachbu310 saidsorry about your sister. saw this on the news tonight - pretty miraculous.


    Thank you, she lives on through her children and memories. I am just amazed with our technology and look forward to more advances.
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    Dec 11, 2012 6:28 AM GMT
    The ability to get the body to train an immune response based upon a genetic marker is pretty cool.

    This is like vaccines were in yesteryear.

    This is HUGE leap.

    Of course, Western Medicine will milk it for every last penny...sadly.
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    Dec 11, 2012 6:31 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidThe ability to get the body to train an immune response based upon a genetic marker is pretty cool.

    This is like vaccines were in yesteryear.

    This is HUGE leap.


    I feel the same way, such a milestone.
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    Dec 11, 2012 6:31 AM GMT
    Sorry to hear about your sister. This IS an amazing breakthrough though!
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    Dec 11, 2012 6:33 AM GMT
    Apex0111 saidSorry to hear about your sister. This IS an amazing breakthrough though!


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    Dec 11, 2012 11:51 AM GMT
    So sorry about your sister. I lost a brother to lung cancer this past summer. I know more research needs to be done in this area. It is always good to hear about anything that shows this much promise.
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    Dec 11, 2012 1:03 PM GMT
    I posted this first. U better talk to ur lawyer