Gene Therapy - Very Interesting!

karen40
karen40 Member Posts: 211

Hi all,

Don’t post much but I do check in once and awhile to see how everyone is doing. Long story short, I was diagnosed with stage 2 rectal cancer in January 2011. Had surgery followed by chemo + radiation and then more chemo. (I know chemo for someone who is stage 2 is controversial but felt it was the best choice for me.) I’ve since been NED and doing well.  I pop in today to share a link with you all on how gene therapy is being used to treat patients with acute leukemia.  They believe this therapy can one day be used to treat colon cancer.  I find this type of research so very very exciting and wanted to share.  My thoughts are forever with you all.

Karen

 

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/gene-therapy-expand-treatment-options-cancer/story?id=18785421#.UU87URflaSo

Comments

  • Chelsea71
    Chelsea71 Member Posts: 1,169
    Saw this story on the evening
    Saw this story on the evening news. Sounds hopeful. Colon cancer was specifically mentioned as being a type of cancer that could possibly benefit from this type of therapy.
  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111
    Hi Karen:

    Congrats on doing so well.  Now remember to keep up with any future appointments, scans, etc.  I know it may be tempting to put them off but please, don't do it. 

    I also saw the story on this therapy.  Finally, research is going in a different direction.  It is very early in the research but the researchers were blown away with the success.

    Best wishes - Tina

  • Deena11
    Deena11 Member Posts: 199
    Good!

    Thsi is very promising!  Nice to hear about this.  Hope they research the risks carefully and get this rolling out to patients soon!

  • karen40
    karen40 Member Posts: 211
    geotina said:

    Hi Karen:

    Congrats on doing so well.  Now remember to keep up with any future appointments, scans, etc.  I know it may be tempting to put them off but please, don't do it. 

    I also saw the story on this therapy.  Finally, research is going in a different direction.  It is very early in the research but the researchers were blown away with the success.

    Best wishes - Tina

    Hi Tina

    Thanks so much for your concern. I understand how important it is to keep up with doc appointments. I take nothing for granted. I still do blood work every 3 months and visit with the onc. every 6 months.  My thoughts are with you as I know of Georges passing. God Bless.

    Karen