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Genetically modified natural killer immune cells attack, kill leukemia cells

...NK cells could be obtained from a patient while in remission and then reinfused after genetic modification if the patient suffers a resurgence of the leukemia. "We look forward to seeing this strategy being added to the management of children with ALL," said Chihaya Imai, M.D., the postdoctoral student who di...

Potential Cure for Lymphoma in HIV patients

...ut themajority either failed to achieve a complete remission or had relapsedafter an initial remission. The median length of study follow-up wasapproximately two and a half years, with a range of about six months tosix years.All study patients were to undergo autologous stem cell rescue. In anautologous transp...

New Treatment Rivals Chemotherapy For Lymphoma, Study Finds

...re than three-quarters of patients with a complete remission were disease-free after five years. Results of th...ery well-tolerated by patients and we saw complete remission in the majority of patients lasting for years," says lead study author Mark Kaminski, M.D., director...

Genetically Modified Natural Killer Immune Cells Attack, Kill Leukemia Cells

...NK cells could be obtained from a patient while in remission and then reinfused after genetic modification if the patient suffers a resurgence of the leukemia. "We look forward to seeing this strategy being added to the management of children with ALL," said Chihaya Imai, M.D., the postdoctoral student who di...

Fragment of yellow fever virus may hold key to safer vaccine

... Initial flu-like symptoms are followed by a brief remission of up to a day. Then, about 15 percent of people suffer more dangerous complications--, jaundice, liver, kidney, and heart damage, and bleeding from the mouth, nose, eyes or stomach. At that stage, ter Meulen and colleagues reported last year in the ...

Gene expression profile helps predict chemotherapy response in ovarian cancer patients

...arian cancer who have achieved a complete clinical remission following chemotherapy, explains Cannistra.) The expression of 93 genes, collectively referred to as the Chemotherapy Response Profile (CRP), was found to predict which patients would experience a complete response to chemotherapy, as defined by the...

Combination therapy improves AIDS-related lymphoma outcome

...sk ARL patients, only 29 percent achieved complete remission and median survival was only 7.2 months. Sixty-nine percent reported moderate toxicity. "The present study showed that our risk-adapted strategy for concomitant administration of HAART with CHOP is effective and safe," the authors concluded. ...

UCLA paper examines how one disease may prevent another

... who was unresponsive to medications but went into remission after contracting measles. The other, a cystic fibrosis (CF) patient who needed to be admitted to the hospital, but there were no rooms available. Stiehm's supervisor, a CF specialist, told him, "put him in the room with the tuberculosis patient -- C...

Novel therapy combinations gain ground in treating hepatitis

...nt treatments in patients who have not experienced remission with standard therapies: valopicitabine alone (800 mg/d), one of three combination arms with the drug at 400 mg/d, 800 mg/d or dose-ramping 400 to 800 mg/d plus pegIFN, or pegIFN with ribavirin as a control group. For the 162 patients who have comp...

T for two: Scientists show how immune system chooses best way to fight infection

... why autoimmune diseases in women commonly go into remission in pregnancy. "We believe that trans-conditioning is less active during pregnancy," says Professor Hayday. "This means that most T cells emerging at that time will be regulatory. Regulatory T cells prevent an over-active immune system from causin...

Pregnancy hormone key to repairing nerve cell damage

...ry of why multiple sclerosis (MS) tends to go into remission while women are pregnant may be the secret to over... which is more common in women than men, goes into remission when women become pregnant. MS is a neurodegenerative disease where the body's own immune system att...

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