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  • Hope Instead of Despair

    07/05/2020 7:18:20 AM PDT · by frnewsjunkie · 13 replies
    Pure Vanity ^ | July 5, 2020 | Vanity , Frnewsjunkie
    This is a vanity. It's personal and from the heart. I don't post news stories very often... have been on here for 10 years... Writing this for a Sunday thank you for Free Republic and for every Trump voter! I hope this is permissible … on a Sunday when we all could use some hope for this world and our lives.... I have 4 sons and a daughter... all adults and loved very much. I lost my husband on a Saturday before Mother's Day 4 years ago. Sudden death taking a nap. A few months later my second born son...
  • 20-year-old coronavirus victim was told ‘no need to worry’ by doctors

    03/19/2020 10:56:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 19, 2020 | Lee Brown
    The tragic 20-year-old soccer coach who is one of the youngest known coronavirus victims had been sent home twice while seeking help — told by his doctor that there was “no need to worry,” according to his family. Spanish youth coach Francisco Garcia — who would have turned 21 in October — initially thought he had a common cold when he fell ill on March 6, his stepfather, Juan Fernandez, told the Sun. “He had a sore throat but he didn’t have a temperature,” Fernandez said, with his stepson seeing his doctor in Malaga three days later.
  • Soccer Coach Francisco Garcia Dies From Coronavirus at Age 21

    03/16/2020 5:41:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2020 | Jackie Salo
    A 21-year-old Spanish soccer coach was killed by the coronavirus while also battling leukemia, according to a report. Francisco Garcia, a youth team coach at Malaga club Atletico Portada Alta, only received his cancer diagnosis after going to the hospital with symptoms of the virus, the Independent reported. The coach had been advised to seek medical help after he began experiencing trouble breathing, Spanish newspaper Malaga Hoy reported.
  • When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away

    12/08/2019 4:33:26 PM PST · by Theoria · 65 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Dec 2019 | Heather Murphy
    After a bone marrow transplant, a man with leukemia found that his donor’s DNA traveled to unexpected parts of his body. A crime lab is now studying the case. Three months after his bone marrow transplant, Chris Long of Reno, Nev., learned that the DNA in his blood had changed. It had all been replaced by the DNA of his donor, a German man he had exchanged just a handful of messages with. He’d been encouraged to test his blood by a colleague at the Sheriff’s Office, where he worked. She had an inkling this might happen. It’s the goal...
  • Lobbying Case Against Democrat With Ties to Manafort Reaches Key Stage (Greg Craig)

    03/18/2019 11:41:50 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2019 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Katie Benner
    A decision about whether to prosecute Mr. Craig, who was White House counsel for President Barack Obama during his first year in office, is expected in the coming weeks, people familiar with the case said. The investigation centers on whether Mr. Craig should have disclosed work he did in 2012 — while he was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom — on behalf of the Russia-aligned government of Viktor F. Yanukovych, then the president of Ukraine. The work was steered to Mr. Craig by Paul Manafort, who was then a political consultant collecting millions of dollars from...
  • Mystery Illness Traced to Ritual Primarily Practiced by Certain Muslims

    03/15/2019 10:13:35 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | March 13, 2019 | AP Respots
    <p>Add self-flagellation to the list of ways to get a dangerous viral blood infection.</p> <p>Researchers said Wednesday they were initially puzzled how 10 British Muslim men had become infected with a little-known virus because the men hadn’t taken risks usually associated with the disease.</p>
  • Leftists Pack Bob McNair Obit with Snark

    11/26/2018 8:00:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 26, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Bob McNair, the owner of the Houston Texans, passed away on Friday, I believe. I only met him one time on the golf course. I didn’t know him at all. He had been battling melanoma and I think leukemia for 20 years. Two or three years ago they thought that he had gone into remission and was cancer free. But he succumbed to the disease. He was 81. He was a genuinely self-made guy. He was born in Tampa and arrived in Houston with 700 bucks in his pocket. This is a true story. He got to Houston during...
  • Prayer Request For My Brother

    02/25/2018 2:07:31 PM PST · by RckyRaCoCo · 52 replies
    02/25/2018 | Rckyracoco
    My brother(in Texas)was diagnosed last week with(Mantle Cell?)Lymphoma...
  • Biologists' new peptide could fight many cancers

    01/16/2018 2:30:48 PM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    phys.org ^ | January 16, 2018 | by Anne Trafton, & Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    MIT biologists have designed a new peptide that can disrupt a key protein that many types of cancers, including some forms of lymphoma, leukemia, and breast cancer, need to survive. The new peptide targets a protein called Mcl-1, which helps cancer cells avoid the cellular suicide that is usually induced by DNA damage. By blocking Mcl-1, the peptide can force cancer cells to undergo programmed cell death. "Some cancer cells are very dependent on Mcl-1, which is the last line of defense keeping the cell from dying. It's a very attractive target," says Amy Keating, an MIT professor of biology...
  • TCM Hospital in Nanjing Cures Leukemia

    01/14/2018 7:03:16 PM PST · by libh8er · 31 replies
    The Nanjinger ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | Renée Gray
    The Nanjing government has released an article that states a patient suffering from recurrent Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (otherwise known as ALL) has been cured following CAR-T (Chimeric Antigen Receptors) therapy at the Jiangsu Provincial Hospital of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine). Through genetic engineering, the patient’s T cells (the lymphoid stem cell, which is derived from bone marrow) were regenerated, “wiping out the tumour through the immune system”. The patient, a Mr. Zhang, had already endured two rounds of chemotherapy before, he says, the therapy “pulled me back from the jaws of death”. The 49 year old Zhang had caught a...
  • Woman, 67, who battled blood cancer for five years 'recovers after treating it with TURMERIC'

    01/03/2018 6:56:28 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 04:33 EST, 3 January 2018 | By Ben Spencer, Medical Correspondent
    A woman who battled blood cancer for years without success finally halted the disease with turmeric, it has been reported. Dieneke Ferguson is now leading a normal life after giving up on gruelling treatments that failed to stop it. Doctors say her case is the first recorded instance in which a patient has recovered by using the spice after stopping conventional medical treatments. With her myeloma spreading rapidly after three rounds of chemotherapy and four stem cell transplants, the 67-year-old began taking 8g of curcumin a day – one of the main compounds in turmeric. The cancer, which has an...
  • FDA approves Novartis' 'breakthrough' leukemia drug — with a price tag of $475k

    08/31/2017 9:33:02 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 48 replies
    Beckers Hospital Review ^ | August 31, 2017 | Alia Paavola
    The FDA approved Novartis' revolutionary CAR-T cell leukemia therapy, which uses patients' genetically modified immune cells to fight the disease — at the cost of $475,000 per treatment, according to STAT. The drug, Kymriah, is the first CAR-T therapy to come before the FDA and was approved for the treatment of patients up to 25 years old with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia. A clinical trial of the leukemia drug deemed a "breakthrough" by physicians revealed 83 percent of patients treated with CAR-T cell therapy have gone into remission. While the price tag of $475,000 per treatment seems staggering, it is...
  • Long-distance Space Travel Boosts Risk of Leukemia

    03/08/2017 7:07:58 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    laboratoryequipment.com ^ | Wed, 03/08/2017 | Seth Augenstein
    Humanity is planning its forays out to reach Mars over the next few decades. Such trips would have to traverse an average 140 million miles of vacuum, and take about three years, roundtrip. But the health effects of space are only becoming better understood now. Cancer risks could be seriously increased by the exposure to radiation out in the void, according to a new study published in the journal Leukemia. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers found a double-whammy effect: the radiation not only caused mutations in key cells, but also weakened immune response – meaning the body would not...
  • A Marine stands guard while a brave young child dies

    09/07/2016 11:06:05 AM PDT · by Puppage · 18 replies
    Linkedin.com ^ | 09/07/2016 | Puppage
    “Every now and then, in the middle of the constant barrage of crap that’s just pissing us all off these days, we come across a story, a feat, an event that just makes us stop in our tracks. This was one for me. “Cody Green was a 12-year kid in Indiana who was diagnosed with leukemia at 22 months old. He loved the Marines, and his parents said he drew strength and courage from the Marine Corps as ... he bravely fought the battle into remission three times. Although he was cancer-free at the time, the chemotherapy had lowered his...
  • Newly discovered vulnerability in breast tumor cells points to new cancer treatment path

    04/18/2016 10:42:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    medicalxpress.com ^ | April 18, 2016 | Provided by: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Mammograms showing a normal breast (left) and a breast with cancer (right). Credit: Public Domain ============================================================================================================== Cancer cells often devise ways to survive even in the presence of toxic chemotherapy. Now, a research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found a way to attack a process that tumor cells use to escape the effects of standard cancer drugs. The discovery is published online today in the journal Nature Cell Biology. Cancer drugs are no longer limited to toxic chemicals that can cause significant side effects. Many are specially designed targeted therapies that seek out...
  • Israeli Finds Cure for Leukemia. British Doctors Campaign to Expel Israeli Docs From World Body

    02/24/2016 4:16:13 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    CAMERA ^ | February 19, 2016
    Israeli Researcher Finds Cure for Leukemia. British Doctors Campaign to Expel Israeli Physicians From World Body 1. A form of treating Leukemia pioneered by Israeli immunologist Zelig Esshar cured 94% of cases of Leukemia in a recent trial. Eshhar has been conducting T-cell research for over a decade, and in 2014 was recognized by leading industry publication Human Gene Therapy along with Dr. Carl June of the University of Pennsylvania for their work in the field. Their immune-based treatment is especially effective against Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, the most common and once the most deadly childhood cancer, that only a few...
  • Mother Sings a Precious Song to Her Dying Daughter

    01/31/2016 2:34:37 PM PST · by BBell · 9 replies
    A precious 18 year-old girl, Lindsey Lourenco, has been battling Leukemia for years. But, after her long battle, she slipped into a coma. Her mother wrote a touching song for her daughter and sings it at her bedside, knowing she is in her final days. This is absolutely tear-jerking... God Bless you, Lindsey. (Find out more about Lindsey's story here.
  • New kind of "designer" immune cells clear baby's leukaemia

    11/05/2015 1:13:06 PM PST · by amorphous · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5 Nov 2015 | Kate Kelland
    A baby whom doctors thought almost certain to die has been cleared of a previously incurable leukemia in the first human use of an "off-the-shelf" cell therapy from Cellectis that creates designer immune cells. One-year-old Layla had run out of all other treatment options when doctors at Britain's Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) gave her the highly experimental, genetically edited cells in a tiny 1-milliliter intravenous infusion. Two months later, she was cancer-free and she is now home from hospital, the doctors said at a briefing about her case in London on Wednesday. "Her leukemia was so aggressive that such...
  • Millionaire heir to the Frito-Lay chip fortune, 44, dies at home just two years after he won battle>

    09/04/2015 5:57:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/04/15 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    Millionaire heir to the Frito-Lay chip fortune, 44, dies at home just two years after he won battle against leukemia Carter Lay, an heir to the Frito-Lay potato chip company and leukemia survivor, died on Thursday, aged 44. The father-of-two was found in his Los Angeles home after police received a call that there was an unconscious male at the residence. Police found Lay in his bedroom unresponsive. CPR was administered but unsuccessful and Lay was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy report is underway, but his death is not believed to be suspicious, according to TMZ.
  • Pennsylvania Beauty Queen Accused of Faking Cancer

    A beauty queen from Pennsylvania is being stripped of her crown after she was accused of lying about having leukemia to benefit from fundraisers. Brandi Weaver-Gates has been the reigning Miss Pennsylvania U.S. International pageant winner. Online court records show the 23-year-old, of State College, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of theft by deception and receiving stolen property. Investigators in Centre County said events were set up to raise money for her medical bills. Police said Weaver-Gates took the money even though she didn’t have cancer. State police said an April bingo benefit raised $14,000. Police said Weaver-Gates went as...