Patients in remission after cancer breakthrough


Dr Hilary JonesPatients who were told there was no hope are now living symptom-free after their own bodies were trained to beat cancer.

A potentially revolutionary therapy by American scientists that trains the immune system to attack cancer has shown “extraordinary” results in early trials involving terminally ill patients.

In one study 94 percent of participants with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia saw their symptoms vanish completely.

Trials on blood cancers also had over 80 percent success, with over half of patients in remission.

Watch an interview with Dr Hilary Jones HERE

Source: ITV

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This is a blog about CHILDHOOD CANCER and CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS Little Fighters Cancer Trust is a non-profit organisation that offers support and aid to Children with Cancer and their families. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the whole family. One of the parents, usually the mother, must give up their job to care for the child and this creates financial problems for the family. In South Africa especially the majority of these families are not well-to-do; many of them are rural. A diagnosis of cancer can wipe out any family’s finances, let alone a poor family. The costs of special medications, special diets, hospital stays, transport to and from the hospital or clinic and accommodation and food costs for the mother who spends most of the time at her child’s bedside are astronomical. These are the people and problems that fall through the cracks, and these are the people that Little Fighters Cancer Trust has pledged to help in any way possible. LFCT takes a holistic approach to assisting the Children with Cancer and their Families, with the main aim to be the preservation of individual dignity and pride. Little Fighters Cancer Trust also focuses on promotion and advocacy of National Childhood Cancer Awareness in an effort to increase awareness of Early Warning Signs of Childhood Cancer. This would result in earlier diagnosis, giving the Child with Cancer more of a chance at Treatment and Survival. See "About" for more Background info

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