Experimental cancer therapy shown to dramatically prolong life

Duke University released a study Wednesday detailing the results of an experimental treatment aimed at getting a patient's immune system to fight off glioblastoma, a vicious form of brain cancer. The treatment, which incorporates a tetanus shot, has seen dramatic results in patients who were given just months to live. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook reports.
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By SAURABH JHA Of my time arguing with doctors, 30 % is spent convincing British doctors that their American counterparts aren’t idiots, 30 % convincing American doctors that British doctors aren’t idiots, and 40 % convincing both that I’m not an idiot. A British doctor once earnestly asked whether American physicians carry credit card reading machines inside their white coats. Myths about the NHS can be equally comical. British doctors don’t prostate every morning in deference to the NHS, like the citizens of Oceania sang to Big Brother in Orwell’s dystopia. Nor, in their daily rounds, do the...
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Publication date: Available online 17 September 2017 Source:The Lancet Neurology Author(s): GBD 2015 Neurological Disorders Collaborator GroupValery LFeiginAmanuel AlemuAbajobirKalkidan HassenAbateFoadAbd-AllahAbdishakur MAbdulleSemaw FeredeAberaGebre YitayihAbyuMuktar BeshirAhmedAmani NidhalAichourIbtihelAichourMiloud Taki EddineAichourRufus OlusolaAkinyemiSamerAlabedRajaaAl-RaddadiNelsonAlvis-GuzmanAzmeraw T.AmareHosseinAnsariPalwashaAnwariJohanÄrnlövHamidAsayeshSolomon WeldegebrealAsgedomTesfay MehariAteyLeticiaAvila-BurgosEuripideFrinelG. ArthurAvokpahoAleksandraBaracMiguelBarbozaSuzanne LBarker-ColloTillB&a...
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We present a 77-year old woman with a subacute progressive bilateral CN VI palsy and jaw dystonia. The patient already underwent surgery of the left breast due to breast cancer 11 years before and subsequent radiation. In addition, a consecutive angiosarcoma of the left breast was diagnosed and resected 6 months before admission.MRI of the brain showed increased signal activity on T2 bitemporally without gadolinium enhancement, consistent with limbic encephalitis. Cerebrospinal fluid examination showed a slightly elevated cell count of 13 cells/µl and an elevated protein level at 54mg/dl (normal range 15-45...
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Conclusion The vaccination comprises a misguided and unsafe national health care program which claims to prevent disease. Many significant health injuries are associated with vaccinating adults. Government resources are being spent researching and developing new and different vaccinations. Subjecting adults to more vaccinations is likely to cause more health injury and illness. References: http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2012/07/05/herd-immunity… http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/overview/ http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2011/02/18/60-lab-studies… http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/adult.html...
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(Reuters Health) - Parental politics may influence whether teens get recommended vaccinations, according to a U.S. study. Dividing states into red and blue based on how they voted in the 2012 presidential elections, researchers found that in that year, adolescents in blue states were significantly more likely to have received three important vaccines recommended for 11 to 12 year olds. “These associations are important because they demonstrate that there are broader forces associated with political affiliation that may influence acceptance of immunizations for adolescent children,” said senior author Linda M. N...
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Treatment Terms Cancer Brain tumor Additional SEO Keywords brain tumor, glioblastoma, 60 minutes, brain cancer, poliovirus, polio virus SEO Meta Description CBS's 60 Minutes updates viewers on the polio virus therapy for brain tumor developed and tested at Duke's Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. Author Sarah Avery Sub-Title FDA's breakthrough therapy designation expedites development Overview In a poignant, two-part segment May 15, 2016, CBS’s 60 Minutes returned to Duke to update viewers on the poliovirus therapy developed and t...
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Authors: Finocchiaro G, Pellegatta S Abstract Converging data indicate that the immune system is able to recognize cancer epitopes as non-self and mount an immune reaction that may erase, or temporarily block, tumor growth. The immune pressure supports the amplification of immune resistant tumor clones, creating an immune suppressive environment that leads to the formation of a clinically relevant tumor. These general observations also apply to brain tumors and specifically to gliomas. Cancer immunotherapy strategies are aimed at reverting such immune suppression. Two approaches are already used in the clinics. The...
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Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old-fashioned medical trivia…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 110 Question 1 A young fit male is out surfing, as he moves through the white water at waist depth another surfer hits in his chest and he goes into cardiac arrest. The life guards successfully defibrillate the surfer after one shock and he comes to your department sat up on the bed talking. What condition has he suffered from? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1713630974'));expand(docume...
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Researchers used a tetanus booster to enhance the effects of an experimental immunotherapy against glioblastoma, a deadly type of brain cancer.
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