February 23, 2020
The following is adapted from an article in BBC News dated January 20, 2020. To read the full article, click HERE.
Immunotherapy is adapting our body’s own immune system to better fight cancer cells. It has made enormous progress in the last five years, see HERE. It has good results treating cancers of … More “Cancer treatment – Another quantum leap?”
December 13, 2019
Some of the following story is adapted from a BBC News report by Philippa Roxby Health, dated 23 November 2019.
The original trial of ipilimumab was in 2005. It’s a tear-jerker story of Sharon Belvin, who was dying. Sharon was a 22 year old grad student just two weeks away from her wedding when she … More “Cancer Immunotherapy: More testimonies.”
November 20, 2018
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • What is the immune system and immunotherapy? • How many successful immunotherapy drugs? • Judy Perkins’ amazing cure.
WHAT IS IMMUNOTHERAPY? The immune system is designed to mount an offense against unwanted intrusions in the body: bacteria, viruses, cancer cells.
Cancer however is tricky. Malignant cancer cells develop from normal … More “Immunotherapy – the end of cancer?”
June 19, 2018
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Tennis ball tumors. • 90 billion cancer-killing cells. • Highly experimental, but…..
I have reported on immunotherapy in treating cancer before (click HERE). After 50 years of research, this technique is beginning to pay off. I think that within 5 years we will see MANY success stories like the one … More “Paradigm shift in cancer therapy”
July 26, 2016
WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • Immunotherapy: what is it? • An exciting lab discovery, ignored for years. • Early results….and the promise to cure cancer
FORTY FIVE YEARS AGO, WHILE I WAS A GRADUATE STUDENT in Australia, a fellow student told me he was working on immunotherapy. I even remember his name. Herb said the … More “Cancer: a great leap forward”