The new drugs work by disabling a brake on the immune system called the programmed death 1 receptor, or PD-1. And although the data presented at the [ASCO] meeting was from the earliest stage of testing only, the drugs were the center of attention here, with some doctors predicting that cancer treatment was about
The data on drugs that are being developed by major pharmaceutical firms were the talk of a five-day conference of cancer specialists in Chicago, hosted by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The antibody drugs enable the patient’s immune system to identify tumor cells that otherwise would evade detection because they have the equivalent of an invisibility cloak. Once the cancer cells are “uncloaked,” powerful immune system cells called T cells can target and destroy the cancer cells.
Gleason (3+4) 7, PSA 5 in Nov. 2010 age 63. cryoablation in Jan. 2011.
PSA April 29 2011 <,04, Jan. 12 .05, July 12 .06, , 12/24/12 .04
Taking metformin and low meat diet Spring 2012. Some supplements.
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