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Re: [MOL] tumor immunity research



Joicy,
It is so good to hear from you, keep it up.
Bill W
-----Original Message-----
From: Becker, Joicy <Joicy.Becker@PTSEM.EDU>
To: 'MOLers' <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Wednesday, November 04, 1998 2:05 PM
Subject: [MOL] tumor immunity research


>Rockefeller Researchers Show First Evidence For Naturally Occurring
>    Tumor Immunity In Humans
>    [11/04/98; ScienceDaily]
>
>For a small percentage of the population, it is known that the
>body's immune system can successfully mount an attack against
>their tumors, often without the person even knowing that a tumor
>exists. But this victory comes at a price, for the body then
>turns against itself and attacks brain cells, resulting in a
>rare debilitating neurological disease called paraneoplastic
>cerebellar disorder (PCD).
>
>A team of researchers from The Rockefeller University, studying
>PCD patients, have now shown for the first time that humans are
>able to develop naturally occurring immunity to cancer. The study,
>reported in the November issue of Nature Medicine, provides support
>for the recent efforts to treat cancer patients by activating
>their immune response in a manner that would lead to tumor immunity,
>a treatment called immunotherapy. An understanding of naturally
>occurring tumor immunity is important for the development of
>better strategies to treat cancer.
>
>The full article can be found at:
>
>http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/11/981104080206.htm
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