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tiggerthetooth
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Immune discovery may treat all cancer
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A newly-discovered part of our immune system could be harnessed to treat all cancers, say scientists.

The Cardiff University team discovered a method of killing prostate, breast, lung and other cancers in lab tests.

The findings, published in Nature Immunology, have not been tested in patients, but the researchers say they have "enormous potential".

Experts said that although the work was still at an early stage, it was very exciting.





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Our immune system is our body's natural defence against infection, but it also attacks cancerous cells.






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The scientists were looking for "unconventional" and previously undiscovered ways the immune system naturally attacks tumours.

What they found was a T-cell inside people's blood. This is an immune cell that can scan the body to assess whether there is a threat that needs to be eliminated.

The difference is this one could attack a wide range of cancers.
"There's a chance here to treat every patient," researcher Prof Andrew Sewell told the BBC.

He added: "Previously nobody believed this could be possible.
"It raises the prospect of a 'one-size-fits-all' cancer treatment, a single type of T-cell that could be capable of destroying many different types of cancers across the population."



Chef Free Gold Bloom
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re: Immune discovery may treat all cancer
What’s the stock symbol?


boomtown143
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re: Immune discovery may treat all cancer
Seems like the cure is coming soon...hopefully


NotoriousFSU
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re: Immune discovery may treat all cancer
Aaaaaaaaand Big Pharma just took over and will charge tooth and nail for a dosage.


sportsaddit68
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re: Immune discovery may treat all cancer
Well, those researchers will die in a "car accident"...


tiggerthetooth
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Aaaaaaaaand Big Pharma just took over and will charge tooth and nail for a dosage.


This comes from big pharma. There's $$$$ to be made in cures and once they have that solved there are plenty of other areas we could use more research, namely Alzheimer's and ALS, and other neurodegenerative diseases.


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DVinBR
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re: Immune discovery may treat all cancer
great, now we get to wait 20 years before it gets FDA approved


tiggerthetooth
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great, now we get to wait 20 years before it gets FDA approved



Wrong. If clinical trials go well enough something like this would easily get expedited.


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re: Immune discovery may treat all cancer
It’s already too late for my left testicle


DeepBlueSea
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re: Immune discovery may treat all cancer
Seems logical, and would be amazing if it functions as advertised.

Hopefully whoever controls the patent doesn’t either price most of the population out of the market or decide it’s not profitable enough to mass-produce.


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ksayetiger
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re: Immune discovery may treat all cancer
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Aaaaaaaaand Big Pharma just took over and will charge tooth and nail for a dosage.




ok smart guy, you figure out how to cure cancer, and do it cheaply


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LSUAlum2001
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A Goa’uld symbiote?


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OldSouth
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Wrong. If clinical trials go well enough something like this would easily get expedited.


Can you name an example of this happening? I want to believe this.


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...and that’s how the Zombie Apocalypse began.


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re: Immune discovery may treat all cancer
I'm almost 30 years old and I've been hearing "may cure cancer" for a long time. Not to be a downer, but news stories like this happen about as often as people claiming they know who Jack the Ripper was or DB Cooper was.


tiggerthetooth
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Can you name an example of this happening? I want to believe this.



Happens all the time. I'll look it up when I get time.


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JetsetNuggs
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re: Immune discovery may treat all cancer
I’ve seen I Am Legend. Let me know when it doesn’t kill the entire world


tiggerthetooth
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I'm almost 30 years old and I've been hearing "may cure cancer" for a long time. Not to be a downer, but news stories like this happen about as often as people claiming they know who Jack the Ripper was or DB Cooper was.



This not an obscure finding in the least. There's already treatment based on Car-T cells or whatever.


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I’ve seen I Am Legend.
How shitty would it be if this was viral marketing for the sequel?


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Obviously.


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