Monday, 18 June, 2018

Viewpoint: New Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients Is Extremely Significant

Медики впервые заставили иммунитет полностью уничтожить рак груди ACT immunotherapy cures terminal breast cancer patient
Gustavo Carr | 08 June, 2018, 17:44

"It's been a 15-year process to develop more precise tests that basically let's us identify who these women who would benefit, and the others who do not and can be spared chemo", says Charles E. Geyer Jr., associate director of clinical research at VCU Massey Cancer Center, and a study author.

Although this is so far the first and only case of successful immunotherapy against late-stage cancer, doctors are hopeful that their pioneering treatment could potentially bring hope to thousands of cancer patients who have continuously resisted the effects of chemotherapy and other conventional cancer cures. "The impact is tremendous" remarks study leader Dr. Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Center in NY. Most only need hormonal treatment following surgery, according to a study released June 3.

The study was funded by the National Cancer Institute, some foundations and proceeds from the USA breast cancer postage stamp. Findings of the report discussed at an American Society of Clinical Oncology conference on Sunday in Chicago and distributed by the New England Journal of Medicine.

A test that targets particular genes in breast cancer tissue has meant fewer women have had to endure chemotherapy in recent years.

At the time, her doctors at the U.S. National Cancer Institute in Maryland said she only has her three years to live as the routine chemotherapy and hormone treatments were not working.

"We have been waiting for these results for years", said Allison Kurian, an oncologist at Stanford University who wasn't involved in the trial.

A Florida woman who was given just months to live is now cancer-free thanks to an experimental immunotherapy, researchers said.

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"All cancers have mutations, and that's what we're attacking with this immunotherapy", he said.

On the 6th of the month, CBS 6 and VCU Massey Cancer Center remind women to contact their buddy to remind them to conduct a monthly breast self-exam. "Now, I have gone back to normal everyday life".

Then Perkins found Dr. Steven Rosenberg at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

"The very mutations that cause cancer turn out to be its Achilles heel", Rosenberg told the BBC.

They found a cell line that tackled four mutations, incubated it in the lab to grow a large number of the TILs, and then delivered them via infusion, along with Merck & Co/MSD's checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab) to prevent them being inactivated by factors in the tumour microenvironment. Rosenberg's new approach is to find the few immune cells already in the body that can see those genetic mutations and turn them into an army of cancer killers. Standard chemotherapy act on all rapidly dividing cancerous cells as well as normal cells, while targeted cancer therapies act on specific molecular targets that are associated with cancer. Her hair fell out, she developed an infection and was hospitalized for a low white blood count, "but it was over fairly quickly and I'm really glad I had it".

It has been said that "into each life, a little rain must fall", but for 52-year-old Judy Perkins, it's been a monsoon.