It’s 2016 and there’s a finally effective method against cancer. Researcher Dr Chiara Bonini said patients were ‘very close’ to the first treatments becoming widely available:
Smart scientists invented a cure that stops cancer completely! According to the Daily Mail T-cell immunotherapy involves the removal of white blood cells – the cells of the immune system – from the patient.
Then the cells are manipulated and modified to allow them to target, recognize and attack cancer cells. The cells are then multiplied to high numbers in a lab before being put back in to the patient.
The studies have now revealed the therapy’s stunning potential. The scientist suggest it will last for at least 14 years in the body, at the end its a permanent cure and is effective for 94 percent. It will cure patients completely free from cancer cells.
These results have been labelled as ‘extraordinary’ and ‘unprecedented in medicine’.
Researcher Dr Stanley Riddell said:
“These are patients that have failed [every other treatment]. Most patients in our trial would be projected to have two to five months to live.
This is extraordinary… unprecedented in medicine to get response rates in this range in these very advanced patients.
We have a long way to go. The response is not always durable, some of these patients do relapse … but the early data is unprecedented.”
The green cell you see in the video is a Killer T cell in the imum system which is attacking the cancerous red and blue cell. Video footage by: Cambridge University
Professor Dirk Busch, a T-cell researcher at the Technical University of Munich, said:
“We have now for the first time genetically engineered T-cells in patients. A couple of years ago, nobody would have expected that they would work so nicely, that they would survive.”
However, the treatment isn’t without any of its challenges, together with side-effects which will be severe and even fatal.
Success so far has been in cancer and different ‘liquid’ cancers, instead of prostate, breast and different tumors that type lumps, as obtaining the T-cells deep within solid tumors are troublesome.
However, researcher Dr Chiara Bonini said patients were ‘very close’ to the first treatments becoming widely available:
“It doesn’t yet work for all patients, we still need more results from more trials but there’s a lot of hope this type of therapy could save lives.
It’s like a vaccine that protects for life.”
Let’s keep our fingers crossed and finish this deadly war on cancer.