I watched this the other night and it struck me as being the most accurate version of the truth out there. Chemo was torture. I believe the cure lies within our own immune system. Having battled this for 22 years, I’ve seen years go by without a reoccurrence and than bloom its back with a vengeance, treatment, and than it’s back into dormancy.
I was lucky enough to win the cancer treatment lottery and I’m currently in an immunotherapy trial at NIH.
A sequence of DNA in my T-cells was replaced with that from a rat’s, essentially genetically modifying my immune system. 46 Billion cells were grown and my immune system blown to shreds via chemo. The new cells were installed followed by IL2 to insure the replication of the cells in my body and the regeneration of my immune system. Because the T-cells are my own, the body does not reject them.
I’m happy to say that it is currently working. How long is yet to be determined. I’m patient 3, survivor number 1 with a 62% reduction in tumor size.
Similar immunotherapy trials splicing human gene sequences to T-cells have had mixed results. I’ve been told that the use of the Muroidea gene sequence out performs the human version in peetree dishes. Here’s to seeing what happens in humans.
I was fascinated be seeing the T-cells devour the cancer cell towards the end of the TV spot. My immune system is still weak after 6 months but I’ve never felt better.
Thank god for the Mavericks in the medical industry.