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Immunotherapy- Improved Survival when Combined With Chemo

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http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AACR/25817

ORLANDO -- Patients with advanced colorectal cancer had more than a twofold improvement in progression-free survival when immunotherapy was added to standard chemotherapy, results of a multicenter trial showed.
The addition of recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2) and growth factors was associated with a median progression-free survival of 16.5 months versus 7.5 months with chemotherapy alone, Italian investigators reported here at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting.
Patients treated with the chemoimmunotherapy regimen had a median overall survival of 2.5 years....

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One of my chemo buddies had immunotherapy. I was 49 at the time and Tom was 80. Every time I had a clear scan he would have one that showed a recurrance. He was a fit old bloke and they did a liver resection.The cancer then came back in his lungs his aortal canal and his throat. The queensland institute of medical research were doing human trials using a pure sample of their cancer and then extracting white blood cells and combining the two somehow to produce a vaccine. Tom did not qualify for the trial because of his age but there was a self-funding clause and it cost him just over 35 grand to enter the program. The vaccine was working and most of his mets were shrinking. Unfortunately the ca returned to his liver and the cells had a different protein lining to the sample used to make the vaccine. It raced thru his liver and he passed in weeks. So I guess it works but you still need more than a little luck. Ron.

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You should know!

My bet is, for the time you were dx'd, your stage and how long you have survived, you are a one percenter! and one that gives hope to all of us!

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It's all in my initials.....RC....

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Bump

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immunotherapy drugs, avastin ,erbitux , all this are monoclonal antibodies are they referring about other types of immunotherapy ?.
Can't open the link from my iPad!.
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Copy and paste the link in the address bar.

Despite Phils tutorial I have not been able to create a clickable link.

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The problem is that with my Fu....ng iPad it's difficult so select just the link, it's selecting the whole post! .
I'm trying but don't achieve it!

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When I have that problem I copy the whole post, paste it in the notebook, and copy the link from there.

Or, select one word and try stretching out the selection.

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http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/AACR/25817

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iPad ! hahaha! .I already open it interesting article,I'm adding it to my favorites .Just in case!.
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"Immunotherapy- Improved Survival when Combined With Chemo"
Yeah, I call it D3 + cimetidine + PSK, along with lots of other supplements, added with the oral pro 5FU.

Apparently the doctors have been expecting my wife to light up the PET like a Christmas tree. So far, it has cleared a minefield where no one expected good news, and stopped mets from an unexpected source.

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What is PSK?

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Is the full name.

Thanks Graci!

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