Navigation Links
British Woman Celebrates a Year of Living Cancer-Free
Date:7/30/2009

LONDON, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- It's been a year since fashion designer Joanne Scott went through a cancer treatment that changed her life -- and made history to boot.

Ms. Scott, 54, was the first person in the world to receive an injection of tumor-activated natural killer (TaNK) cells as a treatment for leukemia.

Her doctors at the Royal Free Hospital in London recommended this experimental therapy after two years of traditional treatments, including chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, failed to keep her in remission. Ms. Scott didn't expect it to work. "I thought that I was gonna get really sick again," she said, "like I had before."

But the new treatment succeeded where the others had failed, sparking hope among oncologists that TaNK cells could be the key to a new type of advanced cancer therapy.

Doctors at the Royal Free injected Ms. Scott with natural killer (NK) cells taken from her daughter, Tara, who was 21 at the time. The next day, Ms. Scott was able to go home from the hospital.

"I felt fine immediately. I was going out to dinner and things like that," Ms. Scott said. "It was really nice after all the other treatments I've had, which were very, very grueling."

The idea behind the new treatment is this: NK cells, which are part of the body's immune system, will target and fight any leukemia cells that survive chemotherapy if they are activated to fight the cancer. In cancer patients, however, the NK cells are not activated and do not attack the cancer cells.

Ms. Scott's doctors activated the cells they took from her daughter into TaNK cells, which can kill even NK-resistant tumors. Within a week of the injection, the TaNK cells had survived and multiplied. Within a month, a study of her bone marrow -- the site affected by the type of leukemia she had -- confirmed that the TaNK
'/>"/>

SOURCE Coronado BioSciences
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. The University of Nottingham in the British Midlands Announces Breakthrough in Parkinsons Disease Research
2. British Midlands University Announces Use of Gene Technology to Fight Lethal Hospital Acquired Infection
3. TAXUS WOMAN Study Reports Positive Clinical Outcomes for the TAXUS(R) Drug-eluting Stent in Women
4. Congresswoman Supporting Spinal Cord Research Intended to Benefit U.S. Veterans
5. Melanoma and Pregnancy: What Every Woman Needs to Know About the Risks, Prognosis
6. Recipient of Melanoma Drug in Development Celebrates Two Cancer-Free Years
7. Getty Images Celebrates Conclusion of Change Me Imagery Forum
8. Bayer HealthCare Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Kogenate(R) Product Line and 8 Billion IU Milestone at 2008 WFH World Congress
9. BBK Worldwide Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Industry Leadership Through Innovation in Patient Enrollment
10. American Lung Association Celebrates 101st Annual Christmas Seals Campaign
11. Study Confirms That Avastin Significantly Increases Chance of Living Without Disease Progression in Metastatic Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  Actavis plc (NYSE: ... Company has received a complete response letter from ... its New Drug Application (NDA) for the fixed-dose ... treatment of hypertension.   Photo - ... disappointed in the receipt of a complete response ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/  -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Inc. ... company that specializes in the patented biopharmaceutical, modernized ... pharmaceutical ingredients (API) released unaudited preliminary financial results ... Fiscal Year 2015 Ended September 30, ... million compared with $14.7 million in 1Q14 with ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014 Soligenix, Inc. ... biopharmaceutical company developing products that address unmet medical ... biodefense, announced today that on December 24, 2014 ... The Company raised approximately $2.3 million ... to use the net proceeds from the offering ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Actavis Confirms Complete Response Letter for Nebivolol/Valsartan Fixed-Dose Combination for Hypertension 2Actavis Confirms Complete Response Letter for Nebivolol/Valsartan Fixed-Dose Combination for Hypertension 3Actavis Confirms Complete Response Letter for Nebivolol/Valsartan Fixed-Dose Combination for Hypertension 4TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 2TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 3TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 4TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 5TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 6TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 7TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 8TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 9TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 10TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 11TPI Presents Unaudited Preliminary First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Results 12Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 2Soligenix Announces Closing of Public Offering of Units 3
... Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI ) announced today that it will ... 2009 ended September 30, 2009 on Thursday, November 5, 2009. ... to review the financial results on Thursday, November 5, 2009 ... call by dialing (800) 860-2442 or (412) 858-4600, or can ...
... October 29 Amsterdam Molecular,Therapeutics (AMT) and Progenika Biopharma ... and commercialization agreement for,LPLchip(TM), a diagnostic tool to rapidly ... AMT has developed Glybera(R) as,a gene therapy for patients ... June of this year AMT announced new clinical data ...
Cached Medicine Technology:AMT Starts Development LPLChip(TM) With Progenika 2AMT Starts Development LPLChip(TM) With Progenika 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dr. Vu Ho, a Dallas based facial plastic ... med-spa with the addition of new Silk Peel skin ... and services. , “Silk Peel is a procedure that ... “As a result it can address issues like acne ... or blemishes.” , Similar to microdermabrasion, Silk Peel ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Mike Billings , PT, MS, CEEAA, President ... PT, MBA, GCS, Director of Professional Development to discuss ... of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act ... the Infinicast, the two leaders discuss how the IMPACT ... to standardize post-acute assessment data for quality, payment, and ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- A new, injectable weight-loss drug has ... The agency on Tuesday approved Saxenda (liraglutide) for ... overweight and have at least one weight-related health condition, ... high cholesterol. Patients taking the drug, made by ... exercise regularly, the FDA noted. "Obesity is a ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay ... New guidelines from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) call for ... with diabetes to help prevent heart disease. These new ... of Cardiology and American Heart Association, which also recommend giving ... heart disease, including people with diabetes. "We agree that ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 24, 2014 ... COC Industry is a professional and in-depth research ... the report introduces COC basic information, including its ... policy analysis, news analysis, etc. This report also ... structure etc. Production is separated by regions, technology ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dr. Vu Ho Expands Facial Plastic Surgery Practice to Include New Skin Care Treatment 2Health News:Latest Episode of Infinicast Features Infinity Rehab President Discussing IMPACT Act of 2014 and Changes for Post-Acute Therapy Providers in 2015 2Health News:FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Drug 2Health News:FDA Approves New Weight-Loss Drug 3Health News:Nearly All Diabetics Should Be on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Experts 2Health News:Nearly All Diabetics Should Be on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs: Experts 3Health News:COC/ Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market: Global 2015-2020 Forecasts & Research Report Now at DeepResearchReports.com 2Health News:COC/ Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Market: Global 2015-2020 Forecasts & Research Report Now at DeepResearchReports.com 3
... ATLANTA, Sept. 23 The Hospital of Central Connecticut (THOCC), ... IM Practice Manager to automate, organize and increase quality of ... physicians at THOCC will be using IM,s handheld and Internet-based solution, ... users, making it the most widely used electronic charge capture system ...
... , SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 23 Dynatronics Corporation ... quarter and year ended June 30, 2009 during the morning of Friday, ... its third consecutive quarter of profitability. , , Dynatronics ... p.m. ET to discuss its results for the quarter and year periods. ...
... , , ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 23 ... R. Kerry Clark and Robert J. Palmisano have joined its board ... outstanding business leaders with broad and relevant experience," said Gerald M. ... these help us become better positioned for long-term growth. We welcome ...
... Foundation recently received a $1 million planned-gift donation ... radiology fellows to pursue this medical profession. SIR ... of interventional radiology by specializing in developing investigators ... research. "This enormously generous gift supports the ...
... Washington DC (September23, 2009) SAGE is partnering with the ... in 2010. A peer-reviewed quarterly journal, Cartilage will ... many types of researchers and clinicians involved in cartilage biology ... Cartilage is edited by Roy D. Altman, M.D., ...
... H1N1 influenza could slow growth in key industries and ... of 2009, says a health economist in the University of ... travel are vitally important sectors in the economy of many ... severity of the spread of the virus, consumers and businesses ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Hospital of Central Connecticut Selects Ingenious Med for Inpatient Practice Management 2Health News:The Hospital of Central Connecticut Selects Ingenious Med for Inpatient Practice Management 3Health News:R. Kerry Clark and Robert J. Palmisano Join Bausch & Lomb Board of Directors 2Health News:Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation receives $1 million legacy gift 2Health News:Swine flu could wreak more havoc on US economy, says UAB economist 2