Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Good News on Cancer

Nearly everyone I know has had their lives adversely affected because of cancer. Today's news about the FDA universally recommending a new treatment that attacks the disease with the bodies own living organisms is amazing and most welcome.

To use the technique, a separate treatment must be created for each patient — their cells removed at an approved medical center, frozen, shipped to a Novartis plant for thawing and processing, frozen again and shipped back to the treatment center. 

A single dose of the resulting product has brought long remissions, and possibly cures, to scores of patients in studies who were facing death because every other treatment had failed. The panel recommended approving the treatment for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia that has resisted treatment, or relapsed, in children and young adults aged 3 to 25.

Good news is hard to come by these days. It points to something I have predicting for years. People are going to start living longer thanks to advances in medical technology and it's going to happen exponentially.