Combination of antibiotic plus vitamin C found 100x more effective at killing cancer cells than chemotherapy

Image: Combination of antibiotic plus vitamin C found 100x more effective at killing cancer cells than chemotherapy
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Isabelle Z.
June 14, 2017

Conventional wisdom says that increasing your vitamin C intake can help ward off colds, but now scientists believe it could be a powerful tool in a much bigger battle: The fight against cancer.

A study that was recently published in Oncotarget found that a combination of antibiotics and Vitamin C could be as much as 100 times more effective than chemotherapy when it comes to killing cancer cells in a mechanism that is essentially a “one-two punch.”

Scientists at the University of Salford subjected cancer cells to increasing doses of the antibiotic in question, doxycycline, over the course of three months and followed this up with Vitamin C, which restricts the cells’ energy source to only glucose. The Vitamin C inhibits most of the cells’ ability to make energy, leaving them alive but weak. When the glucose is then later taken away, the cells essentially starve to death. Unlike normal cells, cancer stem cells have the ability to produce energy using glucose through several pathways, which is one reason they can grow and replicate more efficiently than normal cells. Taking away the glucose prevents these cells from proliferating.

It is believed that this method could prevent cancer cells from developing resistance to treatment, and the results show how combo therapies can be used to help overcome drug resistance. The team also discovered a handful of other drugs with the potential to be used for the “second punch” after the antibiotics, including relatively non-toxic FDA-approved drugs and natural products like berberine, a salt that is found in several plants species.

In March, the same university found that vitamin C on its own is as much as 10 times more effective when it comes to halting the growth of cancer cells than drugs like 2-DG.

Safer alternative to chemotherapy

Having an effective way to fight cancer is good news under any circumstances, but it’s made even better when the solution entails something nontoxic like Vitamin C.

While Big Pharma would like you to believe that such treatments are dangerous and you have no choice but to buy their poisonous chemotherapy drugs, recent clinical trials concluded that regularly infusing lung and brain cancer patients with as much as 1,000 times the daily recommended intake of Vitamin C is safe as a strategy for improving the outcomes of standard treatments for cancer.

Contrast this with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and cancer drugs, all of which carry with them their own set of risks. According to the Pharma Death Clock, chemotherapy has killed more than 17 million people in the U.S. since 2000. Moreover, aggressive cancer types do not always respond to these treatments. This means that cancer patients have an uphill battle and must accept a lot of risks when opting for conventional treatments, yet many feel they have little choice. If the efforts of the University of Salford scientists lead to the development of a safer and more effective treatment, it could save countless lives and spare these patients and their families the emotional distress that can accompany cancer.

While the doses of Vitamin C that are used in these treatments are much higher than you could get from your diet, there are still plenty of benefits to upping your intake of this nutrient, even if you don’t have cancer. In fact, it can help reduce the risk of getting certain cancers, like lung cancer, in the first place, and it has also been found to help prevent heart attacks and reduce your risk of stroke. Found naturally in foods like oranges, red peppers, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and kale, Vitamin C is a true powerhouse that could ultimately offer a solution to some of the biggest challenges facing the medical world today.

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The “21st century cures act” just created the ministry of cancer

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Dylan Charles
December 16, 2016

It appears the U.S. government is officially declaring war on cancer by launching a major bureaucratic initiative aimed at sending cancer research to the moon.

In a moment of suspiciously bi-partisan cooperation, both sides of the political aisle of the 114th United States Congress came together to pass House Resolution (H.R.) 34, the 21st Century Cures Act, which pledges a ton of taxpayer money to a broad range of disease and public health research programs, drug maker incentives, deregulation, and more.

“The 21st Century Cures Act has been two years in the making and it was one of the most heavily lobbied pieces of legislation in recent history. It pays for cancer research, pays to fight the epidemic of opioid abuse, funds mental health treatment, helps the Food and Drug Administration to speed up drug approvals and pushes better use of technology in medicine.” [Source]

The New York Times calls this bill a ‘Sweeping Health Measure,’ as it is the most significant piece of health related legislation since Obamacare. The L.A. Times calls it, ‘a huge handout to the drug industry disguised as a pro-research bounty. NBC News calls it, ‘one of the most heavily lobbied pieces of legislation in recent history,’ and PBS has declared it a big win for drug companies, medical device manufacturers, and the National Institutes of Health.

Others describe it as “a holiday win for much of the health sector.

Some are also pointing out the fact that the 21st Century Cures actually permits medical testing of experimental drugs on individuals, fast tracks the approval of drugs that may be harmful, and creates a program of surveillance and mandatory mental health screening under the auspices of public safety.

But no news source is reporting this as a win for the average American, and rightfully so, because this bill, like all government legislation, takes taxpayer money and gives it away to industries and government agencies while creating more rules and regulations for ordinary people.

“This gift — which 1,300 lobbyists, mostly from pharmaceutical companies, helped sell — comes at the expense of patient safety by undermining requirements for ensuring safe and effective medications and medical devices.” [Source]

All this aside, H.R. 34 may most notably be cited as the bill that officially begins the government’s war on cancer, as it launches Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative. The Moonshot is much more than an Orwellian name, it is an elaborate and well-marketed global program which creates, in effect, a publicly subsidized cancer industrial complex, investing billions of dollars in the future of cancer treatment.

What exactly is the Moonshot?

It is a government ‘task force’ which will include a number of agencies and representatives of the private sector, operating with the following aims:

  • Accelerate our understanding of cancer and its prevention, early detection, treatment, and cure
  • Improve patient access and care
  • Support greater access to new research, data, and computational capabilities
  • Encourage development of cancer treatments
  • Identify and address any unnecessary regulatory barriers and consider ways to expedite administrative reforms
  • Ensure optimal investment of federal resources
  • Identify opportunities to develop public–private partnerships and increase coordination of the federal government’s efforts with the private sector, as appropriate

According to the website CancerMoonshot2020, the plan is to turn cancer into a manageable chronic condition, like diabetes, which creates lifelong, dedicated customers of the healthcare industry.

“Ultimately, the aim of the “moonshot” is to win the war on cancer — to get to a point in the very near future when we are managing cancer the same way we might manage any chronic disease, such as diabetes or asthma. When we can finally stop the toxic therapies, such as chemotherapy and radiation that decimate the immune system, and instead, rally the full power of the immune system and the body’s natural killer cells to fight off the cancer the way they were designed to do, the patient is not only surviving the diagnosis, but living – even thriving – with cancer.”

Chemotherapy and radiation are dangerous, but, with this plan, government invests nothing in research and development of natural cures and treatments, nor gives any mention of ending the FDA’s practice of driving independent researchers and forward thinking doctors out of the country and out of business.

It also does not acknowledge the fact that prescription drugs and a for profit medical system are killing us.

In short, the moonshot will give a ton of taxpayer money to private companies to develop new, highly expensive treatment products and procedures while continuing to ignore natural alternatives and the root causes of cancer.

“In pursuit of this mission, President Obama established the Cancer Moonshot Task Force charged with leveraging federal investments, targeted incentives, private sector efforts, patient engagement initiatives, and more, to support cancer research and enable progress in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Never before have so many government agencies come together—committing their leadership and uniting their focus—to tackle the challenges along the spectrum of cancer research and care to improve outcomes for patients.” [Source]

A new, broad-scoped government cancer program – the Ministry of Cancer. MiniCan.

Newspeak for New Times

When the government declares war on something, that something is guaranteed to grow, increase and exacerbate. The war on drugs means more drugs. The war on terror means more terrorists. The war on poverty produces higher poverty rates.

In the contemporary vernacular, moonshot means to send something to the moon, or have it take off, explode in reach and scope and proportion. In this case, cancer will no doubt be shooting to the moon in the greatest explosion cancer has ever seen.

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About the Author

Dylan Charles is a student and teacher of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong, a practitioner of Yoga and Taoist arts, and an activist and idealist passionately engaged in the struggle for a more sustainable and just world for future generations. He is the editor of WakingTimes.com, the proprietor of OffgridOutpost.com, a grateful father and a man who seeks to enlighten others with the power of inspiring information and action. He may be contacted at wakingtimes@gmail.com.

Top doctors: Chemotherapy one of dozens of procedures shown to ‘give no benefit’

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Vicki Batts
October 27, 2016

Chemotherapy is arguably one of the medical industry’s biggest frauds. Perhaps that’s why it recently landed on a list of ineffectual treatments drawn up by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AMRC).

The list was created by 11 top specialists, who were each asked to think of five treatments they felt provided little to no patient benefits. And surprise, surprise – chemotherapy was one of them. Doctors from the AMRC said that chemotherapy cannot cure terminal cancer, and may bring unneeded distress in the final months of life. The Guardian reported:

“The treatment is ‘by its very nature toxic’, the college said. “Therefore, the combination of failing to achieve a response and causing toxicity can ‘do more harm than good.'”

Do more harm than good? You don’t say.

Research has shown that in some hospitals, up to 50 percent of cancer patients are dying, not from their disease, but from chemotherapy drugs. For the first time ever, researchers actually looked at the numbers of patients who were dying within 30 days of chemotherapy administration, which could indicate that the treatment was the cause of death rather than the cancer. What they found was horrifying.

The study, which was conducted by Public Health England and Cancer Research UK, found that the average 30-day mortality rate across England was about 8.4 percent for lung cancer and 2.5 percent for breast cancer. But, in some hospitals, those numbers were much higher. For example, at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, the 30 day mortality rate for palliative chemotherapy for lung cancer was 28 percent. In Milton Keynes, the death rate for lung cancer treatment soared up to 50.9 percent.

The research revealed that the death rate for lung cancer patients was higher than average in several areas, including Blackpool, Coventry, Derby, South Tyneside, Surrey and Sussex.

The data also revealed that about 1-in-5 people who underwent palliative care for breast cancer at Cambridge University Hospitals died because of chemotherapy treatment.

Of course, the industry was quick to defend their practices, with doctors suggesting that these occurrences could simply be the outcome of data problems, noting that even a few deaths could skew statistics.

However, no one really argued with the fact that chemotherapy is indeed a toxin. It doesn’t discriminate; it kills cancerous cells and healthy cells – and therein lies the rub. It may kill the cancer, but not without increasing your risks of getting cancer again in the future.

A 2004 study also found that cytotoxic chemotherapy does very little towards enhancing cancer survivors’ 5-year survival rates. The research, which was led by scientists from the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre of the Royal North Shore Hospital, located in Sydney, Australia, raised serious questions about the actual efficacy of curative and adjuvant chemotherapies.

What they found was that in Australia chemo only contributed 2.3 percent to the 5-year survival rate in adults, and in the U.S., that number dropped to 2.1 percent. These findings suggest that overall, chemotherapy truly provides very little benefit to any patient’s survival. In their conclusion, the study authors wrote, “As the 5-year relative survival rate for cancer in Australia is now over 60%, it is clear that cytotoxic chemotherapy only makes a minor contribution to cancer survival. To justify the continued funding and availability of drugs used in cytotoxic chemotherapy, a rigorous evaluation of the cost-effectiveness and impact on quality of life is urgently required.”

The AMRC urges doctors and patients to question whether or not particular treatments are necessary. After all, unwarranted and harmful treatments are truly anything but medicine.

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Our medical system is a cartel fueled by tyranny for profit, not prevention

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Daniel Barker
October 18, 2016

Our medical system is a “criminal enterprise” and the “vaccine establishment has become a protection racket,” according to Jon Rappoport, in a recent opinion piece contributed to The Daily Sheeple.

Rappoport accuses mainstream medicine of perpetuating the myth that vaccines are needed to create healthy children, and of suppressing evidence to the contrary.

He wrote:

“Those who insist on 50 or 60 shots of germs and toxic chemicals for every child, like it or not, are participating in an ongoing criminal enterprise.

“Their vision is unnatural and perverse.

“It turns out that stimulating the production of antibodies—which is the purpose of vaccines—is not the be-all and end-all of existence. It isn’t the road to health. It isn’t an automatic lease on life.”

Good health is not the result of medical procedures

In other words, Rappoport argues, healthy children are the product of many factors, and building a healthy immune system naturally is far better than relying on vaccines.

History has shown that vaccines can actually trigger an epidemic – and this has been known for more than a century.

From an 1898 book titled “A Century of Vaccination”:

“Smallpox, like typhus, has been dying out (in England) since 1780. Vaccination in this country has largely fallen into disuse since people began to realize how its value was discredited by the great smallpox epidemic of 1871-2 (which occurred after extensive vaccination).”

Other sources have shown that the overall decrease in mortality in children from diseases like scarlet fever, diphtheria and measles since the 19th century has been due to improvements – in sanitation and particularly in diet – and not because of antibiotics and immunization, which were introduced later.

Rappoport says that the “dud” epidemics that we are frightened with every few years are nothing more than the medical establishment’s brainwashing efforts to convince us that we need constant medical care – and that there is no such thing as natural health.

He points out the lack of research conducted on healthy children: “How many studies in peer reviewed journals examine large groups of healthy unvaccinated children?” he asks.

In fact, there have been studies suggesting that children who grow up on farms, for example, have a higher resistance to disease simply because they were exposed to more germs at an early age, therefore strengthening their immune systems.

This “hygiene hypothesis” offers support for the idea that building resistance naturally is better than trying to boost immunity through injecting dangerous toxins into children’s bodies or protecting them from all contact with germs.

Profit is the motivation

Good health is not the result of medical techniques, but Big Pharma would cease to exist if natural health practices became the standard approach.

That’s why the vaccine industry, with the assistance of a sold-out government, is forcing vaccinations on children while doing its best to persecute and criminalize alternative health practitioners.

That’s why children are being injected with deadly poisons by force, while natural treatments such as cannabis are still illegal at the federal level.

The medical establishment is built on lies – and those lies are killing people rather than curing them.

Medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. according to a recent Johns Hopkins University study, and that doesn’t even take into account all the deaths caused – directly and indirectly – by standard procedures in doctor’s offices, clinics and hospitals.

Pharmaceutical-based medicine doesn’t provide real cures, and usually – as in the case of vaccines and chemotherapy, for example – the supposed “cure” is worse than the disease itself.

Big Pharma can’t generate profits by actually making people healthy, so they are actually in the business of making people sick – and keeping them that way…

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The 8 Most Dangerous Medicines on Earth… Are You Taking Any Of These?

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S.D. Wells
August 30, 2016

“It’s time to take your medicine, honey.” “But Mom, it’s making me feel weird and horrible, and I’m not getting any better.” “Well, it’s what the doctor prescribed, so it’s what we have to do.” Have you ever been told to listen to your gut? There’s a reason for that. Actually, several reasons.

Many “Western” medicines are made in laboratories using chemicals and are highly experimental, and worse yet, they’re never tested on humans, except when they’re actually prescribed, applied, or injected into them. Humans are the ultimate guinea pigs in America, while Big Pharma pockets trillions in profit. How did this all come to be? Simple answer: After WWII, Nazi scientists were hired fresh out of prison to work on pharmaceuticals, vaccines, chemotherapy, and chemical food additives, in order to fuel the most insidious business on earth–allopathic medicine. It’s no conspiracy theory either. The horror that took place at the Holocaust in Germany was continued, on a lesser scale, in the United States, for money.

Think about it. There is NO OTHER REASON our U.S. based pharmaceutical companies hired convicted mass murderers to fill the highest positions at Bayer, BASF, and Hoechst. Fritz ter Meer, convicted of mass murder, served just 5 prison years, then conveniently became the chairman of Bayer’s supervisory board (yes, THAT Bayer–that makes children’s medications and the most popular aspirin). Carl Wurster of BASF helped manufacture Zyklon-B gas, the powerful pesticide used to execute millions of Jews–this freak went to work on chemotherapy, the biggest medical scam of the century. Kurt Blome, who admitted to killing Jews with “gruesome experiments,” was hired in 1951 by the U.S. Army Chemical Corps to work on chemical warfare. Get it?

In other words, Big Pharma’s evil seeds, which the FDA calls medicine, were first planted in the United States 65 years ago. Many of the “mad scientists” who tortured innocent human beings in the Holocaust were hired and promoted by U.S. Presidents to catapult what we call “Western Medicine,” and its ultimate goal of creating sickness, and then treating its symptoms for profit.

Take heed, my friends, because THESE are the 8 most DANGEROUS MEDICINES on Planet Earth. It’s called the “War Against the Weak.”

War Against the Weak

#1. SSRIs – highly experimental, never proven safe or effective, and can completely block serotonin, leading to thoughts of suicide and even homicidal and suicidal acts of horror.

#2. MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella) – associated with causing autism and other central nervous system disorders and a myriad of health issues. When the LIVE measles virus gets into the body, the immune system is severely compromised, and the other chemical adjuvants and genetically modified ingredients attack the child, causing permanent and sometimes fatal results.

#3. Influenza vaccine (flu shot) – contains up to 50,000 parts per billion of mercury, in addition to formaldehyde, MSG, and aluminum. Can cause pregnant women to abort and have miscarriages

#4. Antibiotics – annihilate good gut bacteria and therefore severely decreases immune system. Doctors inappropriately prescribe antibiotics for viral infections and make matters much worse!

#5. HPV vaccine (human papillomavirus) – known to send teens into anaphylactic shock and comas. Thousands of families have sued the manufacturers for millions of dollars for chronic and permanent health damages.

#6. Chemotherapy – annihilates the immune system and often leads to the body forming new cancers, especially in the blood. Nazi scientists knew in the 1950s that chemotherapy only makes cancer temporarily recede, only to come back with a vengeance in other parts of the body! (Still, Western Medicine calls this successful)

#7. “RotaTeq” rotavirus vaccine – extremely toxic (oral) vaccine contains LIVE rotavirus strains (G1, G2, G3, G4, and P1), plus highly toxic polysorbate 80 and FETAL BOVINE SERUM. Also contains parts of porcine circovirus – a virus that INFECTS PIGS.

#8. Polio vaccine (oral and injected with needle) – It’s a cold, hard, scary fact that millions of Americans were injected with CANCER when they got the polio vaccine. Plus, the oral and nasal versions of the vaccine have been spreading polio in India and leaving many children paralyzed for life.

Sure, people are paranoid of infectious diseases and for good reason. The American medicine industry has exacerbated the WORST cases on record to scare the living hell out of everyone into injected their known carcinogens for “protection.” It’s racketeering and it’s illegal, but the vaccine manufacturers are immune to lawsuits, protected by a massive slush fund and their own secret court of law. If you or your child is severely injured by vaccines, you CANNOT sue the vaccine manufacturer. You will have to take that case to the Office of Special MASTERS of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which is commonly called the highly secretive “Vaccine Court.” This corrupt “court” administers a no-fault compensation program (yes, you read that correctly), that serves as an alternative to your Constitutional rights. Established back in 1986, after drug companies lost massive profits in high-profile lawsuits due to vaccines severely damaging a number of children, who suffered seizures and brain damage, linked to the DPT vaccine.

Before you EVER consider swallowing or injecting chemical toxins called “medicine” again, visit at least one Naturopathic Physician and find out if the health problem or problems are nutritional based, because odds are, they are!

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Study: Diet Low In Calories & Sugar During Chemotherapy Treatment Reduces Cancer Tumors By 50 Percent

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J.D. Heyes
July 15, 2016

As Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, said many years ago, the way to dramatically lower healthcare costs in America and reduce obesity-related healthcare issues is through better nutrition. Too many health providers, however, still don’t teach and preach the concept, however.

And yet, there is a growing body of evidence that better nutrition is the key to eliminating, or at least dramatically reducing, the incidence of today’s most ravaging diseases, including cancer. Indeed, another just-released study found that changing over to a better, more wholesome diet of natural foods with fewer calories can help fight many cancers.

As reported by the UK’s Daily Mail, a low-calorie diet while receiving traditional cancer treatment – chemotherapy – is being credited with shrinking tumors twice as much as chemotherapy alone, according to scientists.

Studies by American and French researchers found that reducing caloric intake in a carefully controlled diet is believed to boost the effects of chemotherapy for those who choose to receive it.

Scientists believe that this phenomenon occurs because the fasting effect on the body weakens tumor cells while bolstering the presence of “T cells,” which kill cancerous cells.

‘Seems too good to be true’

Clinical trials are being planned, and if they are successful, they could provide patients with a much-improved chance at surviving life-threatening cancers.

The Daily Mail reported further:

In separate studies, both published in the journal Cancer Cell, scientists examined the effects of dieting and of taking medication which mimics the effects of dieting in mice with tumours.

The US study, by the University of Southern California, tested how mice fed a low sugar, low protein, high fat, low calorie diet fared while being given different chemotherapy drugs or no drugs at all.

After a half-dozen weeks, scientists found that for the mice who were put on a special diet and were also given medication to shrink tumors, the tumors decreased in size to about half the size of tumors in mice that were given only chemotherapy. Valter Longo, one of the research scientists involved in the study, believes that fasting led to lower levels of oxygenase, which is a protein that normally occurs at high levels in cancer cells.

As oxygenase levels fell, researchers discovered that tumor-attacking T-cells flourished, thereby reducing tumor size and helping to eliminate the disease.

Longo hinted that it is possible fasting could have been successfully used by our ancestors long ago to sort of revitalize the immune system and prevent the spread of cancerous cells.

“This coordinated multifaceted effect seems too good to be true,” he said. “It may not be a coincidence, but a very precisely evolved process that is meant to get rid of bad cells.”

Working with hospitals

The French study, conducted by the Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, saw mice given drugs that mirrored the effects of fasting without harming the body. The medication, called hydroxycitrate, triggers many of the biochemical reactions of starvation, but without any appreciable weight loss.

French researchers tested mice with lung and breast cancer, and discovered that those on the drugs that mimicked a diet had their tumors reduced by a greater amount than those who were not on the medication.

Researchers believe that simulating starvation summarily changes the micro-environment within a tumor, bolstering T-cells, while boosting the formation of white blood cells that protect the body.

“My theory is that when you cause some cancer cell death, you stimulate the release of factors that enhances the recruitment of cell types that can fight against the tumour and reduce the immunosuppressive cells,” researcher Guido Kroemer said.

Prof. Longo and his team have already tested the safety of the special diet on cancer patients, and are currently working with hospitals to see how the diet helps patients respond to their treatment.

Meanwhile, give your nutrition a boost year-round with clean superfoods.

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Cancer Study Haled After 3 People Die

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Julie Fidler
July 14, 2016

U.S. regulators in July of 2016 halted a trial of Juno Therapeutics Inc.’s experimental cancer therapy, known as JCAR015, after three patients died.

JCAR015 uses genetically engineered cells as a treatment for cancer. However, one of the pursuits in oncology was temporarily halted by the FDA when some of the participants developed fatal swelling in the brain.

Hans Bishop, Juno’s chief executive, said in a conference call with securities analysts that the deaths were “difficult and humbling for everyone involved.”

As a result of the announcement, Juno stock fell 27% in after-hours trading.

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Bishop and other Juno executives believe the catastrophic side effects were the result of the combination of the chemotherapy drug and the particular cells being used.

Juno has asked to continue the trial without the drug, but it’s not clear whether the FDA will agree, or when it will make a decision. Company executives said it could be within 30 days.

Juno is working on CAR-T therapy, which entails drawing blood from a patient to extract immune cells, which are then genetically engineered to make them kill cancer cells. These immune cells are then placed back into the bloodstream to do their work.

Early studies have shown promising results in certain types of leukemia and lymphoma.

However, severe side effects can occur, especially immune system overreactions and neurological toxicity, including cerebral edema, which is swelling in the brain. Several deaths have been caused by these adverse events.

The New York Times reports:

“Chemotherapy is used as part of the treatment to kill some of the patient’s immune system to make room for the genetically engineered cells that are put back into the body.”

Initially, Juno used the drug cyclophosphamide for chemotherapy; however, it recently added a second drug, fludarabine. Juno said the combined chemotherapy could make the treatment more effective.

However, the three patients who died during the trial had all been given both chemotherapy drugs. No such deaths occurred among the 13 or 14 patients who were given cyclophosphamide alone, Juno said.

In fact, among patients who received only cyclophosphamide, 80% of adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia had at least temporary complete remissions. [1]

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia – the most common type of cancer in children – is an aggressive blood disease. Left untreated, the cancer spreads rapidly. In children, it is often cured. However, out of the 6,500 adults diagnosed with the disease each year, some 1,430 die from it. [2]

Juno executives said they would still use fludarabine, but in other trials using different genetically engineered cells. [1]

Additionally, CAR-T therapies eliminated all traces of leukemia and lymphoma in 40% to 90% of patients who had run out of other options. [3]

Earlier this year, six trials of Gilead Sciences’ cancer therapy drug Zydelig were halted after severe side effects, including multiple deaths, were reported.

Zydelig was being tested in combination with various other therapies in patients with newly diagnosed leukemia and lymphoma. Gilead eventually designated Zydelig for people who relapsed after previous treatment, and said it would stop its other programs using the drug as a first-line therapy. [4]

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