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:8/22/2014)... , Aug. 22, 2014  Diplomat, the ... as one of two winners in the 2014 ... Pharmacy Solutions, LLC. The results of the competition ... Specialty Pharmacy News. Diplomat was ... University Education & Training program. Through Diplomat University, ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets  has announced ... Opportunities, Tools & Technologies" report to their offering. ... research products or you wish to expand your product ... market is. The authors know you want to make ... scientists, to generate improved revenues and take market share ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. ... Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on ... with a focus on the Chinese situation. The ... definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The intravenous ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Diplomat honored as a Top Innovator by Specialty Pharmacy News 2Global Stem Cell Research Products: Opportunities, Tools & Technologies - 2014 Report 2Global Stem Cell Research Products: Opportunities, Tools & Technologies - 2014 Report 3Global and Chinese Intravenous Catheter Industry Report 2014 2
... Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) ... "Board") approved a reverse stock split following the Company,s ... non-compliance from the staff of The NASDAQ Stock Market ... not regained compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) because ...
... Talnadge, a power wheelchair provided through Medicare is the ... to visit with friends and engage in the community, ... Those starkly different living environments are the only ... from muscular dystrophy and spina bifida.  These medical conditions ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cell Therapeutics Announces Planned Reverse Stock Split; Receives NASDAQ Notice of Non-Compliance; Intends to Request Hearing 2Cell Therapeutics Announces Planned Reverse Stock Split; Receives NASDAQ Notice of Non-Compliance; Intends to Request Hearing 3Cell Therapeutics Announces Planned Reverse Stock Split; Receives NASDAQ Notice of Non-Compliance; Intends to Request Hearing 4Power Wheelchairs Keep Medicare Beneficiaries Out of Nursing Homes, While Reducing Government Costs and Providing More Freedom and Independence 2Power Wheelchairs Keep Medicare Beneficiaries Out of Nursing Homes, While Reducing Government Costs and Providing More Freedom and Independence 3Power Wheelchairs Keep Medicare Beneficiaries Out of Nursing Homes, While Reducing Government Costs and Providing More Freedom and Independence 4
(Date:8/23/2014)... Board of Directors voted on Monday, August 18th to approve ... for commercial and industrial properties. This was accomplished with ... in Carmel, California. , This is a historical moment, ... the State of California has approved this technology for use ... can now be used as a sole source of water ...
(Date:8/23/2014)... 23, 2014 Dealing with a drug or ... when the addict is a child. Adolescent addiction has been ... long time, but a new helpline is now providing a ... parents to find a real addiction recovery center. , The ... positive impact in the community. By calling (404) 975-2762, parents ...
(Date:8/23/2014)... vacation is almost over and before we know it schools ... school supplies and a new wardrobe might take precedence over ... also spend some time brushing up on bed bug prevention ... heavily populated places,” said Randy Rupert, Bed Bug Team Lead ... for bed bugs to take up residence.” , An already ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... On Friday, Aug. 22, Liberty University ... Sciences , hosting a ceremony in its courtyard attended ... and public welfare. , The 162-member inaugural class of ... (LUCOM) joined Liberty staff, faculty, and community leaders in ... new medical school. Classes began on Monday, Aug. 4. ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Top 10 Best SEO Hosting (Top10BestSEOHosting.com) has ... highly recommended FatCow ( http://www.top10bestseohosting.com/go/FatCow.com/ ) and BlueHost ... 10 Best SEO Hosting states, “It is hard ... Actually, these companies have outperformed their competitors on ... People can get the best web hosting at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Historical Moment in the Monterey Peninsula, Brings Drought Relief Solution to California, with the Help of EcoloBlue and AWG Technology 2Health News:Atlanta’s New Troubled Teen Helpline Is Making a Difference in the Community 2Health News:Expert Advice for a Bed Bug-Free School Year 2Health News:Liberty University Dedicates Its New Center for Medical and Health Sciences 2Health News:Liberty University Dedicates Its New Center for Medical and Health Sciences 3Health News:Liberty University Dedicates Its New Center for Medical and Health Sciences 4Health News:FatCow Reviews Released by Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2
... undertaken by a group of Spanish scientists, amongst which ... of Navarra and the Centre for Applied Medical Research// ... new line of treatment for patients with acute lymphoblastic ... been published in the official journal, Blood, of the ...
... is an independent risk factor for HIV infection, according ... of Sexually Transmitted Infections. The researchers conducted// a meta-analysis ... studies looking at the link between smoking and progression ... ,There is a growing recognition that smoking can ...
... are most likely to gain weight, a new study says//. ... aged nine and 10 and followed them for at least a ... cholesterol every year through age 18, then had the teens report ... the girls were white and half were black. ,The ...
... According to a recent study led by John-Dylan Haynes, ... cortex as subjects// concentrated on their choice of two ... activity patterns that correspond to the subjects' different plans. ... group led by John-Dylan Haynes of the Max Planck ...
... now for Trevis Smith, once- upon- a -time hero of Regina//. ... aggravated sexual assault last Thursday. , The 31-year-old football ... trial, which has been going on for some time. ... term of minimum two years and maximum, life. ,Two ...
... checkup in pregnant women to get underway soon//. ... mandatory in pregnant women, even if no symptoms of the ... slightly under active or a hyperactive thyroid gland during pregnancy ... lower IQ's. ,2-5 percent of women in general ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:A New Treatment Discovered For Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia 2Health News:Smoking Increases Risk of HIV Acquisition 2Health News:Adolescent Girls More Likely to Gain Weight: Study 2Health News:Reading Hidden Intentions in Brain 2Health News:Pregnant? Check Your Thyroid Secretion! 2
... Provides a more occlusive wrap than ... where wound transudate must be contained. Predictable ... be inert, nonantigenic, and nonpyrogenic. ,VICRYL (polyglactin ... synthetic absorbable copolymer of glycolide and lactide, ...
Used for implantation to reinforce soft tissue. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
... mesh onlays are pre-cut and pre-shaped to ... are more frequently done. These pre-shaped onlays ... ProLite Ultra and are designed for use ... in both small and large sizes, they ...
... such as laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair ... a surgical biomaterial that enables rapid ... provides the answer to the most ... Made from strong, soft, inert and ...
Medicine Products: