Breakthrough in cancer treatment AFP Tuesday, October 21, 2003 Sydney - Australian researchers on Monday unveiled a breakthrough treatment for cancer that uses genetically altered blood cells to kill tumours. Melbourne 's Peter McCallum Cancer Centre said it hoped to begin human trials in two years after the treatment proved effective on mice. Associate professor Joe Trapani said the treatment involved taking hundreds of millions of white blood cells from the sufferer. The cells' DNA is then genetically altered so they can recognise the tumour and attack it. ''What we've shown so far is that you can take the cells from the immune system from the animal itself, treat them outside the body to be able to recognise cancer and then inject them into the body,'' he said. ''Instead of having a few, perhaps one in 1,000 cells that can recognise the tumour, now we have virtually 100 per cent of them that can home in and so the attack on the tumour is much, much greater.'' The treatment could ultimately be used to tackle many types of cancers but researchers plan to begin by targeting commoner forms. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=243559 Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 25 Ashvin 5104, Monday, October 20, 2003: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Dakshinaya Jeevan Ritau Tula Mase Krishna Pakshe Indu Vasara Yuktayam Ashlesh- Magh Nakshatr Shubh-Shukl Yog Vishti-Bav Karan Dashami-Ekadashi Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.