Cancer’s Weak Link Found?

Cancer’s weak link was found by the researchers from the University College London, calling it “Achilles Heel.”  This is a medical breakthrough, for further research can mean that the body will now be able to fight cancer. Current cancer treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, but with cancer’s weak link found, new treatments can now be developed, which can be used within two years. The findings were published in the online journal “Science,” and was funded by the Cancer Research UK.  Their study means that within the cancer cells is the key to their own destruction. By studying cancer cell’s antigens – the genetic faults on the cell’s surface –are present in all types of cancer.  And T-cells, specialised immune cells, can be made to target these antigens.Like us on Facebook One way is to develop a cancer vaccine that will train the immune system to find the antigens.  And another is by harvesting the T-cells, growing them and giving it back to the patient. Quinn DombrowskiJimmy Carter Shares Keytruda Drug Treatment For Cancer “The body’s immune system acts as the police trying to tackle cancer, the criminals.  Genetically diverse tumors are like a gang of hoodlums involved in different crimes – from robbery to smuggling,” said Dr Sergio Quezada, co-author of the study, Cancer Research UK scientist  and head of the Immune Regulation and Cancer Immunotherapy lab the UCL Cancer Institute. “And the immune system struggles to keep on top of the cancer – just as it’s difficult for police when there’s so much going on.” This is very promising for immunotherapy treatments. “This fascinating research gives us vital clues about how to specifically tailor treatment for a patient using their immune system,” said Professor Peter Johnson, Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician. “It gets us closer to knowing why some patients respond to immunotherapy treatment and other’s don’t, and how we might select which patients will benefit the most”, Johnson added. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski, Hernan Pinera

Rice Can Increase Lung Cancer Risk

Rice, and other starchy and sugary rich foods, has been found to increase lung cancer risk, says a new study.  Diets composed mainly of these foods can increase lung cancer risk, and the shocking part is that this is evident even in people who do not smoke! The study was done by a team of researchers from the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.  They reached this conclusion after asking more than 3,000 participants, 1,905 with lung cancer and 2,415 without, about their diets. They have found that those with a diet composed of foods with a high glycemic index have increased risk of developing lung cancer. People with diabetes are knowledgeable about the foods that have high glycemic index because these are the foods that raises blood sugar and insulin production.Like us on Facebook Ozzy DelaneyStudy: New Way To Cook Rice Can Decrease Calorie Content Those who consumed high glycemic foods have a 50 percent more chance of developing lung cancer compared to those who don’t. And the surprising aspect is that they have noticed that non-smokers “were more than twice as likely to have lung cancer if they reported eating a high glycemic diet,” reported NBC News. The reason behind this is that foods high in glycemic levels can trigger further insulin production that can increase IGF (insulin-like growth factors).  These IGFs can feed the growth of tiny tumors. The only problem with this study, which was published in the journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, is that the researchers only asked the participants to remember what they ate, not an actual observation. The participants might have done something else that increases their risk of cancer including those who are non-smokers. Regardless, a healthy diet is still part of the factors affecting the risk of lung cancer. Rice has the highest content of starch, at 47g per serving.  Next are potatoes, cornmeal, cereals, corn flour, wheat flour, and tortilla chips. Photo: Ozzy Delaney, Roucaled

Cancer’s Weak Link Found?

Cancer’s weak link was found by the researchers from the University College London, calling it “Achilles Heel.”  This is a medical breakthrough, for further research can mean that the body will now be able to fight cancer. Current cancer treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, but with cancer’s weak link found, new treatments can now be developed, which can be used within two years. The findings were published in the online journal “Science,” and was funded by the Cancer Research UK.  Their study means that within the cancer cells is the key to their own destruction. By studying cancer cell’s antigens – the genetic faults on the cell’s surface –are present in all types of cancer.  And T-cells, specialised immune cells, can be made to target these antigens.Like us on Facebook One way is to develop a cancer vaccine that will train the immune system to find the antigens.  And another is by harvesting the T-cells, growing them and giving it back to the patient. Quinn DombrowskiJimmy Carter Shares Keytruda Drug Treatment For Cancer “The body’s immune system acts as the police trying to tackle cancer, the criminals.  Genetically diverse tumors are like a gang of hoodlums involved in different crimes – from robbery to smuggling,” said Dr Sergio Quezada, co-author of the study, Cancer Research UK scientist  and head of the Immune Regulation and Cancer Immunotherapy lab the UCL Cancer Institute. “And the immune system struggles to keep on top of the cancer – just as it’s difficult for police when there’s so much going on.” This is very promising for immunotherapy treatments. “This fascinating research gives us vital clues about how to specifically tailor treatment for a patient using their immune system,” said Professor Peter Johnson, Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician. “It gets us closer to knowing why some patients respond to immunotherapy treatment and other’s don’t, and how we might select which patients will benefit the most”, Johnson added. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski, Hernan Pinera

Cancer’s Weak Link Found?

Cancer’s weak link was found by the researchers from the University College London, calling it “Achilles Heel.”  This is a medical breakthrough, for further research can mean that the body will now be able to fight cancer. Current cancer treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, but with cancer’s weak link found, new treatments can now be developed, which can be used within two years. The findings were published in the online journal “Science,” and was funded by the Cancer Research UK.  Their study means that within the cancer cells is the key to their own destruction. By studying cancer cell’s antigens – the genetic faults on the cell’s surface –are present in all types of cancer.  And T-cells, specialised immune cells, can be made to target these antigens.Like us on Facebook One way is to develop a cancer vaccine that will train the immune system to find the antigens.  And another is by harvesting the T-cells, growing them and giving it back to the patient. Quinn DombrowskiJimmy Carter Shares Keytruda Drug Treatment For Cancer “The body’s immune system acts as the police trying to tackle cancer, the criminals.  Genetically diverse tumors are like a gang of hoodlums involved in different crimes – from robbery to smuggling,” said Dr Sergio Quezada, co-author of the study, Cancer Research UK scientist  and head of the Immune Regulation and Cancer Immunotherapy lab the UCL Cancer Institute. “And the immune system struggles to keep on top of the cancer – just as it’s difficult for police when there’s so much going on.” This is very promising for immunotherapy treatments. “This fascinating research gives us vital clues about how to specifically tailor treatment for a patient using their immune system,” said Professor Peter Johnson, Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician. “It gets us closer to knowing why some patients respond to immunotherapy treatment and other’s don’t, and how we might select which patients will benefit the most”, Johnson added. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski, Hernan Pinera

Cancer’s Weak Link Found?

Cancer’s weak link was found by the researchers from the University College London, calling it “Achilles Heel.”  This is a medical breakthrough, for further research can mean that the body will now be able to fight cancer. Current cancer treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, but with cancer’s weak link found, new treatments can now be developed, which can be used within two years. The findings were published in the online journal “Science,” and was funded by the Cancer Research UK.  Their study means that within the cancer cells is the key to their own destruction. By studying cancer cell’s antigens – the genetic faults on the cell’s surface –are present in all types of cancer.  And T-cells, specialised immune cells, can be made to target these antigens.Like us on Facebook One way is to develop a cancer vaccine that will train the immune system to find the antigens.  And another is by harvesting the T-cells, growing them and giving it back to the patient. Quinn DombrowskiJimmy Carter Shares Keytruda Drug Treatment For Cancer “The body’s immune system acts as the police trying to tackle cancer, the criminals.  Genetically diverse tumors are like a gang of hoodlums involved in different crimes – from robbery to smuggling,” said Dr Sergio Quezada, co-author of the study, Cancer Research UK scientist  and head of the Immune Regulation and Cancer Immunotherapy lab the UCL Cancer Institute. “And the immune system struggles to keep on top of the cancer – just as it’s difficult for police when there’s so much going on.” This is very promising for immunotherapy treatments. “This fascinating research gives us vital clues about how to specifically tailor treatment for a patient using their immune system,” said Professor Peter Johnson, Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician. “It gets us closer to knowing why some patients respond to immunotherapy treatment and other’s don’t, and how we might select which patients will benefit the most”, Johnson added. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski, Hernan Pinera

Cancer’s Weak Link Found?

Cancer’s weak link was found by the researchers from the University College London, calling it “Achilles Heel.”  This is a medical breakthrough, for further research can mean that the body will now be able to fight cancer. Current cancer treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, but with cancer’s weak link found, new treatments can now be developed, which can be used within two years. The findings were published in the online journal “Science,” and was funded by the Cancer Research UK.  Their study means that within the cancer cells is the key to their own destruction. By studying cancer cell’s antigens – the genetic faults on the cell’s surface –are present in all types of cancer.  And T-cells, specialised immune cells, can be made to target these antigens.Like us on Facebook One way is to develop a cancer vaccine that will train the immune system to find the antigens.  And another is by harvesting the T-cells, growing them and giving it back to the patient. Quinn DombrowskiJimmy Carter Shares Keytruda Drug Treatment For Cancer “The body’s immune system acts as the police trying to tackle cancer, the criminals.  Genetically diverse tumors are like a gang of hoodlums involved in different crimes – from robbery to smuggling,” said Dr Sergio Quezada, co-author of the study, Cancer Research UK scientist  and head of the Immune Regulation and Cancer Immunotherapy lab the UCL Cancer Institute. “And the immune system struggles to keep on top of the cancer – just as it’s difficult for police when there’s so much going on.” This is very promising for immunotherapy treatments. “This fascinating research gives us vital clues about how to specifically tailor treatment for a patient using their immune system,” said Professor Peter Johnson, Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician. “It gets us closer to knowing why some patients respond to immunotherapy treatment and other’s don’t, and how we might select which patients will benefit the most”, Johnson added. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski, Hernan Pinera

Cancer’s Weak Link Found?

Cancer’s weak link was found by the researchers from the University College London, calling it “Achilles Heel.”  This is a medical breakthrough, for further research can mean that the body will now be able to fight cancer. Current cancer treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, but with cancer’s weak link found, new treatments can now be developed, which can be used within two years. The findings were published in the online journal “Science,” and was funded by the Cancer Research UK.  Their study means that within the cancer cells is the key to their own destruction. By studying cancer cell’s antigens – the genetic faults on the cell’s surface –are present in all types of cancer.  And T-cells, specialised immune cells, can be made to target these antigens.Like us on Facebook One way is to develop a cancer vaccine that will train the immune system to find the antigens.  And another is by harvesting the T-cells, growing them and giving it back to the patient. Quinn DombrowskiJimmy Carter Shares Keytruda Drug Treatment For Cancer “The body’s immune system acts as the police trying to tackle cancer, the criminals.  Genetically diverse tumors are like a gang of hoodlums involved in different crimes – from robbery to smuggling,” said Dr Sergio Quezada, co-author of the study, Cancer Research UK scientist  and head of the Immune Regulation and Cancer Immunotherapy lab the UCL Cancer Institute. “And the immune system struggles to keep on top of the cancer – just as it’s difficult for police when there’s so much going on.” This is very promising for immunotherapy treatments. “This fascinating research gives us vital clues about how to specifically tailor treatment for a patient using their immune system,” said Professor Peter Johnson, Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician. “It gets us closer to knowing why some patients respond to immunotherapy treatment and other’s don’t, and how we might select which patients will benefit the most”, Johnson added. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski, Hernan Pinera

Cancer’s Weak Link Found?

Cancer’s weak link was found by the researchers from the University College London, calling it “Achilles Heel.”  This is a medical breakthrough, for further research can mean that the body will now be able to fight cancer. Current cancer treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, but with cancer’s weak link found, new treatments can now be developed, which can be used within two years. The findings were published in the online journal “Science,” and was funded by the Cancer Research UK.  Their study means that within the cancer cells is the key to their own destruction. By studying cancer cell’s antigens – the genetic faults on the cell’s surface –are present in all types of cancer.  And T-cells, specialised immune cells, can be made to target these antigens.Like us on Facebook One way is to develop a cancer vaccine that will train the immune system to find the antigens.  And another is by harvesting the T-cells, growing them and giving it back to the patient. Quinn DombrowskiJimmy Carter Shares Keytruda Drug Treatment For Cancer “The body’s immune system acts as the police trying to tackle cancer, the criminals.  Genetically diverse tumors are like a gang of hoodlums involved in different crimes – from robbery to smuggling,” said Dr Sergio Quezada, co-author of the study, Cancer Research UK scientist  and head of the Immune Regulation and Cancer Immunotherapy lab the UCL Cancer Institute. “And the immune system struggles to keep on top of the cancer – just as it’s difficult for police when there’s so much going on.” This is very promising for immunotherapy treatments. “This fascinating research gives us vital clues about how to specifically tailor treatment for a patient using their immune system,” said Professor Peter Johnson, Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician. “It gets us closer to knowing why some patients respond to immunotherapy treatment and other’s don’t, and how we might select which patients will benefit the most”, Johnson added. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski, Hernan Pinera

Cancer’s Weak Link Found?

Cancer’s weak link was found by the researchers from the University College London, calling it “Achilles Heel.”  This is a medical breakthrough, for further research can mean that the body will now be able to fight cancer. Current cancer treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, but with cancer’s weak link found, new treatments can now be developed, which can be used within two years. The findings were published in the online journal “Science,” and was funded by the Cancer Research UK.  Their study means that within the cancer cells is the key to their own destruction. By studying cancer cell’s antigens – the genetic faults on the cell’s surface –are present in all types of cancer.  And T-cells, specialised immune cells, can be made to target these antigens.Like us on Facebook One way is to develop a cancer vaccine that will train the immune system to find the antigens.  And another is by harvesting the T-cells, growing them and giving it back to the patient. Quinn DombrowskiJimmy Carter Shares Keytruda Drug Treatment For Cancer “The body’s immune system acts as the police trying to tackle cancer, the criminals.  Genetically diverse tumors are like a gang of hoodlums involved in different crimes – from robbery to smuggling,” said Dr Sergio Quezada, co-author of the study, Cancer Research UK scientist  and head of the Immune Regulation and Cancer Immunotherapy lab the UCL Cancer Institute. “And the immune system struggles to keep on top of the cancer – just as it’s difficult for police when there’s so much going on.” This is very promising for immunotherapy treatments. “This fascinating research gives us vital clues about how to specifically tailor treatment for a patient using their immune system,” said Professor Peter Johnson, Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician. “It gets us closer to knowing why some patients respond to immunotherapy treatment and other’s don’t, and how we might select which patients will benefit the most”, Johnson added. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski, Hernan Pinera

Cancer’s Weak Link Found?

Cancer’s weak link was found by the researchers from the University College London, calling it “Achilles Heel.”  This is a medical breakthrough, for further research can mean that the body will now be able to fight cancer. Current cancer treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, but with cancer’s weak link found, new treatments can now be developed, which can be used within two years. The findings were published in the online journal “Science,” and was funded by the Cancer Research UK.  Their study means that within the cancer cells is the key to their own destruction. By studying cancer cell’s antigens – the genetic faults on the cell’s surface –are present in all types of cancer.  And T-cells, specialised immune cells, can be made to target these antigens.Like us on Facebook One way is to develop a cancer vaccine that will train the immune system to find the antigens.  And another is by harvesting the T-cells, growing them and giving it back to the patient. Quinn DombrowskiJimmy Carter Shares Keytruda Drug Treatment For Cancer “The body’s immune system acts as the police trying to tackle cancer, the criminals.  Genetically diverse tumors are like a gang of hoodlums involved in different crimes – from robbery to smuggling,” said Dr Sergio Quezada, co-author of the study, Cancer Research UK scientist  and head of the Immune Regulation and Cancer Immunotherapy lab the UCL Cancer Institute. “And the immune system struggles to keep on top of the cancer – just as it’s difficult for police when there’s so much going on.” This is very promising for immunotherapy treatments. “This fascinating research gives us vital clues about how to specifically tailor treatment for a patient using their immune system,” said Professor Peter Johnson, Cancer Research UK’s chief clinician. “It gets us closer to knowing why some patients respond to immunotherapy treatment and other’s don’t, and how we might select which patients will benefit the most”, Johnson added. Photo: Quinn Dombrowski, Hernan Pinera