Some scientists are making headway in the fight against skin cancer in Germany where they modified blood cells to use to attack tumor cells and wiped out the cancer in two male patients with advanced melanoma. Come again you did what? That is what they are saying, could it be true? Well, no one knows for sure yet, but if they figure out a way to make it work in all patients this could be a massive break through indeed. Could this be the break through that gene therapists have been longing for to fight cancer? Maybe some say.
Nevertheless this is good news, unfortunately there were 15 patients and only two were cured, but the two who were cured were Totally cured, completely as in 100% cured. Wow. Perhaps they will figure out why it works how it works and it what ratio it works so they can help everyone with advanced Melanoma?
If they can perfect this it might be used to fight advanced breast cancer, colon cancer and other common cancers, which put patients in terminal situations? Of course this also has application in life longevity efforts and other diseases like heart disease too. Melanoma does kill almost 10,000 people a year in the United States so this is a wonderful break through and scientists are working to figure it all out. Consider this in 2006.