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Cancer breakthrough: T-cell therapy and cancer vaccine could offer future lasting cure - TomoNews

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SEATTLE — Scientists in the U.S. and in Italy are developing a revolutionary cancer therapy that would teach the body to destroy cancer cells on its own, reducing the need for debilitating chemotherapy treatments. The new technique developed by the Cancer Research Center in Seattle, involves removing T-cells from patients, and genetically modify them by adding chimeric antigen receptors, or CARs, from genetically engineered mice. The modified T-cells are then injected back into the patient's body, and are able to target and destroy cancer cells. The therapy is similar to a treatment given last year to British baby Layla Richards, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a disease in which the bone marrow makes too many immature lymphocytes, Sky News reported. Richards received her treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital in central London and was left cancer-free. Recent T-cell immunotherapy trials have shown great results also in the U.S. More than 40 patients with different types of blood cancers were treated, and more than half of them were left cancer-free. Among patients with terminal leukemia, 94 percent went into remission. Being in remission, however, still implies the cancer could eventually return. In a second major breakthrough in Italy, researchers at the University of Milan have discovered that memory T-cells can stay in the body for at least 14 years, according to a study published on the San Raffaele Hospital website. This means the cells could be trained to fight cancer as well as to remember the disease in case it comes back, allowing them to defeat it again. The latest discovery gives hope for the development of a vaccine-style drug that could stop cancer from coming back once it has been defeated. ----------------------------------------­--------------------- Welcome to TomoNews, where we animate the most entertaining news on the internets. Come here for an animated look at viral headlines, US news, celebrity gossip, salacious scandals, dumb criminals and much more! Subscribe now for daily news animations that will knock your socks off. Visit our official website for all the latest, uncensored videos: http://us.tomonews.net Check out our Android app: http://bit.ly/1rddhCj Check out our iOS app: http://bit.ly/1gO3z1f Get top stories delivered to your inbox everyday: http://bit.ly/tomo-newsletter Stay connected with us here: Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TomoNewsUS Twitter @tomonewsus http://www.twitter.com/TomoNewsUS Google+ http://plus.google.com/+TomoNewsUS/ Instagram @tomonewsus http://instagram.com/tomonewsus -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Crying dog breaks the internet’s heart — but this sad dog story has a happy ending" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4prKTN9bYQc -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Text Comments (56)
qayom Jalali (2 years ago)
i would kiss all sientest hand for curing the worse deases suffering millions of ppl in world .
Tap02 (2 years ago)
Isn't this how I am legend started? Just a matter of time before we have mutants running rampart and putting us on the extinction list.
John F. Kennedy (2 years ago)
Man I hope This works great to everyone who is diagnosed with cancer :(
Tony Peppermint (2 years ago)
One step closer, zero steps back.
Sunflower Growing (2 years ago)
That why i don't use T cells in my body because kills white blood cells and other cells The white blood cells help protect body and kill the bacteria and viruses
WeeabooMatt (2 years ago)
+Jason Ventura ikr
Jason Ventura (2 years ago)
what in the world
Electric Water (2 years ago)
already a cure it will never hit the market, reason is billions would be lost big time!! our world is a wash with money grabbi pricks !!!!!!!
death_to_DERP (2 years ago)
Overpopulation here we come.
Ethan Clemons (2 years ago)
+Guarionex Batista 6 billion of us? 
Guarionex Batista (2 years ago)
naaa we still got criminals that may kill us
Ethan Clemons (2 years ago)
+death_to_DERP Dude we already reached overpopulation we jumped from 3 billion to 7 billion since the 60's. So ya mass genocide here we come! Anyways though this really could help a lot of people and even affect things like the colonization of the moon and Mars since we could fight the cancers heavy radiation could bring.
Mad Lad (2 years ago)
It really only affects old people, young people to a lesser extent. I don't see it rising as a result
Ant. N. B. (2 years ago)
you don't think we're already there?
pong lenis (2 years ago)
complete bullshit
Tony Peppermint (2 years ago)
What about the test subjects?
_Vampyrオタク (2 years ago)
Yeah Science!
Saberhap (2 years ago)
Well this is cool.
Rob.C_M.Point (2 years ago)
science :)
Hinz Zimmler (2 years ago)
No thanks, the cure will end up turning people into zombies just like in the Movie " I Am Legend"
Richard H (2 years ago)
Hell Yea! Science Rules!
HelenaJ (2 years ago)
This is great however personally I would rather these cells be programmed to prevent mitosis bc there is no telling the long term effects or what else they've modified within the cells.
Ken Kowalski (2 years ago)
Never happen in a million years!! Unless A. you're rich or popular or B.you sign a waver saying it was a miricle and you dont know for the life of you how you all of a sudden got cured?? Either way I don't see Big Pharma making people better!! After all who would buy there poisons if their feeling great!! SERIOUSLY, COME ON PEOPLE!!
Ken Kowalski (2 years ago)
I'm fine thanks just had to get it out that's all!!
Victor Torres12 (2 years ago)
+Doctor Drunkovich yeah he's ok just give him some time
Divinus Secreto (2 years ago)
Are you ok?
asher taz (2 years ago)
Oh, man, i was so sure the next breakthrough will come from one of those Quran-thumping countries ! Anyway, good news. Now if only we could stop the cancer on the left... that took over europe and north america...
Tena Caldwell (2 years ago)
+Phantom Bloodlust I like your way of thinking... Cheers
Cyber Silence (2 years ago)
+Phantom Bloodlust well said hail hitla 
Tony Peppermint (2 years ago)
+Phantom Bloodlust probably faster.
Phantom Bloodlust (2 years ago)
suicide bombs wont cure cancer but they ensure that you wont die from cancer.
Tony Peppermint (2 years ago)
One problem fixed, another one comes.
agentnevermore (2 years ago)
any one remember something called the T-virus? anyway, this might not bode will for the survivors' off-spring should they reproduce...Cancer will be in their genes
+Sral Neman not only that, we all produce cancer cells all of the time, just that diet and other external factors and encourage them to grow and develop. Also of course genetics can have a role to play in many cases 
Sral Neman (2 years ago)
+agentnevermore​ Most people become cancer at an adult age. So they probably have kids and pased the genes allready.
agentnevermore (2 years ago)
+Mr Feltcher Different schools of thought: on one side is:from the genetics point of view where this will allow the cancer coding to be passed down to generations. The other side is to let this unfortunate circumstance be passed down to future generations where babies are already born with cancer coded in them but hey, it's okay, there's expensive medicine and treatments to keep this going.  Not everyone has universal health care. You can't just be that selfish to think only for yourself, can you?
+agentnevermore my fucking god, we as humans step closer to curing cancer and people are going against it, welcome to the internet. It doe snot have to be expensive, especially when it becomes and advanced and very common medication, and anyway I hold a British passport so I can just hop back to my mainland if I get cancer and get it free on the NHS 
agentnevermore (2 years ago)
+Mr Feltcher And the cost of treatment? we're talking generations and descendants which may equate to billions of lives with the cancer gene. Of course if you're producing the drug, you'd be more than happy with it.  
hypermetalsonic (2 years ago)
Now we'll just need a miracle pill to solve over population
Phantom Bloodlust (2 years ago)
+Straw Mann we can easliy go back to when the black community was thriving, and then the cia introduced crack into the black communtiy
Catalepsy (2 years ago)
Commit suicide, that will help
Theonlyoneleft1000 (2 years ago)
+Straw Mann that's not a pill though.
Tony Peppermint (2 years ago)
No, no, no, yes.
James Lopez (2 years ago)
Birth control pills or condoms
ra gl (2 years ago)
thats amazing
Wendell Stephens (2 years ago)
Were almost there.....

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