Sunday, December 08, 2013

New Tool to Fight Leukemia Coming To America

"Human immune cells reprogrammed in the laboratory to attack leukemia helped drive out the blood cancer in adults and children with aggressive forms of the disease, according to studies on the new strategy.

The research, reported today at the American Society of Hematology’s annual meeting in New Orleans, showed that 15 of 32 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia experienced a reduction of their cancers and 7 achieved remission. In patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, 19 of 22 children experienced complete remission, as did all five adults tested.

The technology has now been licensed to Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG (NOVN) to open international trials, said researcher Carl June, a professor of immunotherapy at the
University of Pennsylvania. Multicenter trials will start in the U.S. next year at 8 centers around the country, and international trials should begin in 2014, he said."

Source: Designer Immune Cells Diminish Cancer in Leukemia Patients - Businessweek:
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I have a friend that has acute leukemia. We were just talking about remission today. He is coming home in Mid December and this new tool along with a healthy diet, exercise, supplements and a visit to an integrative doctor could be very timely indeed.

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