[extropy-chat] another cancer vaccine

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 18:59:05 UTC 2004

Wonderful.   I just wish there was a way to short-circuit some of the
long process to gain access to these things.  I am of an age to feel a
lot more secure if there wasn't so long a wait.  More importantly, I
have friends who really can't wait.

- s

On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 14:16:30 -0500, Damien Broderick
<thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/20/1090089157542.html?oneclick=true
> Patients at two Melbourne hospitals given a protein found in many cancers
> and a drug to boost immunity developed strong immune responses, producing
> antibodies to the protein as well as helper T-cells and killer T-cells.
> Patients given just the protein or a placebo had a weaker immune response.
> Many have developed secondary cancers.
> ...
> He said the protein NY-ESO-1 was present in about 40 per cent of
> melanomata, and was also found in lung, bladder, breast, head and neck
> cancers. "It has the potential to be applied broadly to a range of cancers,
> but not to all cancers," he said.
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