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USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
Biomedical engineers at Cornell University in New York, led by Mike King, have isolated a protein that goes by the acronym of TRAIL that causes metastasizing cancer cells to implode on contact. TRAIL attaches itself to immune system white blood cells, circulates throughout the body, and whenever they bump into a cancer cell, that cancer cell will go on to die within a few hours, while at the same time leaving healthy normal cells alone. See source article here: Scientists Develop Cancer-Killing Protein

White Blood Cells use TRAIL to Kill Metastasized Cancer Cells

 

USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
Cancer Immunotherapy Success In 2011 - Where Is It Now?


It turns out that this treatment has been in use for decades in Japan.
It was supposedly "fast tracked" in Canada about 2 years ago.
It can be done in Japan, India and Mexico, so why is
it not in regular use in Canada & the USA?
Spot the clues in the next post ...
 
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USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
Personalized Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment
Avoids Costly & Expensive Drugs



The success of individualized immunotherapy is well proven but has yet to be
implemented as standard treatment in the USA and Canada. Why?
Could an "individualized approach" that avoids costly,
repetitive, drugs pose a threat to big-pharma
resulting in lobbying and delays?
 

USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
See the small arrow in the lower right?
That's Earth photographed from Saturn!




NASA Releases Images of Earth by Distant Spacecraft
"PASADENA, Calif. -- Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft on July 19 show our planet and its moon as bright beacons from millions of miles away in space. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured the color images of Earth and the moon from its perch in the Saturn system nearly 900 million miles (1.5 billion kilometers) away ... "
 

breddell

Skilled Investigator
See the small arrow in the lower right?
That's Earth photographed from Saturn!




NASA Releases Images of Earth by Distant Spacecraft
"PASADENA, Calif. -- Color and black-and-white images of Earth taken by two NASA interplanetary spacecraft on July 19 show our planet and its moon as bright beacons from millions of miles away in space. NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured the color images of Earth and the moon from its perch in the Saturn system nearly 900 million miles (1.5 billion kilometers) away ... "
Pretty neat picture. Nice to compare against the one Carl Sagan had Voyager take when it passed by Saturn. "Pale Blue Dot"

 

exo_doc

Foolish Earthling
Personalized Immunotherapy Cancer Treatment
Avoids Costly & Expensive Drugs



The success of individualized immunotherapy is well proven but has yet to be
implemented as standard treatment in the USA and Canada. Why?
Could an "individualized approach" that avoids costly,
repetitive, drugs pose a threat to big-pharma
resulting in lobbying and delays?
So what is happening to this therapy now? Anyone know? I'll definitely be doing research on this!
 


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