This is good news to hear...

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  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    That is very good news for H&N

    Wow, works three times better in reducing or shrinking tumors. That's HOPE

  • Noellesmom
    Noellesmom Member Posts: 1,859 Member
    whoo hoo!

    That's the best thing I've read in a long time!  Long term survival - beautiful words.

  • Grandmax4
    Grandmax4 Member Posts: 723
    awesome

    I watched this on the news, a lady had suffered from colon cancer for 6 years and Drs had about given up, her too, then they decided to try this method...she is cancer free and living a normal life...praise God

  • MrsBD
    MrsBD Member Posts: 615 Member
    Thanks, Phrannie. That is

    Thanks, Phrannie. That is very good news!  With every discovery we're closer to a cure.

  • KTeacher
    KTeacher Member Posts: 1,103
    Like button

    And where is the like button when you need it?!  Hopeful.

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    KTeacher said:

    Like button

    And where is the like button when you need it?!  Hopeful.

    I have one

    Here you go   image

  • joannaw81
    joannaw81 Member Posts: 185 Member
    wmc said:

    I have one

    Here you go   image

    thanks for posting this Phrannie

    good news!

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    wmc said:

    I have one

    Here you go   image

    It's for the TEACHER

    I should have done it in an apple...... It's for the Teacher,  always wanted to say that. Brings back memories of grade school.

  • corleone
    corleone Member Posts: 312 Member
    Thanks for posting this link.

     

    Pembrolizumab is a drug marketed by Merck that targets the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) receptor. 

    What I find even more fascinating and encouraging is the combination of ipilimumab (monoclonal antibody developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb that works to activate the immune system by targeting CTLA-4, a protein receptor that downregulates the immune system) and nivolumab (similar action to the one posted by you, is an anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb).

    The combination of the 2 was possible because they are produced by the same manufacture. It’s for different indication, but I am pretty sure it will prove to be useful for H&N cancers.

    See http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/01/health/immunotherapy-cancer-treatment-advance/index.html

     

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
    corleone said:

    Thanks for posting this link.

     

    Pembrolizumab is a drug marketed by Merck that targets the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) receptor. 

    What I find even more fascinating and encouraging is the combination of ipilimumab (monoclonal antibody developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb that works to activate the immune system by targeting CTLA-4, a protein receptor that downregulates the immune system) and nivolumab (similar action to the one posted by you, is an anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb).

    The combination of the 2 was possible because they are produced by the same manufacture. It’s for different indication, but I am pretty sure it will prove to be useful for H&N cancers.

    See http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/01/health/immunotherapy-cancer-treatment-advance/index.html

     

    P

    Thanks again that is great news just hope and pray I never need it.

     

    Tim

  • Guzzle
    Guzzle Member Posts: 710
    Hondo said:

    P

    Thanks again that is great news just hope and pray I never need it.

     

    Tim

    NHS
    U.K. NHS invested heavily in research. They are calling it a game changer.
  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,771 Member
    cures near...

    I visited my medical oncologist a couple weeks ago and we had a long chat about cures. He is dead convinced cancer is caused by virus that go undetected by the immune system. Something triggers the sleeping virus and it spreads while the immune system does not fight it. He says the current research is discovering the true nature of the disease and these new targeted therapies is the way to the cure. He said they have already identified a few specific virus that cause specific types of cancer. Real cures are finally near.

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    wow, that is very

    wow, that is very encouraging!  thx for sharing.

    dj