you know the soundtrack "The
was recorded by Country Music Association Artist H-II Stephen Michael
Apatow, 3 weeks into chemotherapy/radiation for a tonsillar tumor? -
Thanks to the specialized team at the Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New
Haven. -- Supporting Arts Integration Into Education through the United
Nations Arts Initiative.
In The News:
Sean Swarner, given 3 months to
live at 13 years old, chances of survival equivalent to winning the
lotto 4 times with the same number... 1st Cancer Survivor & only
person to climb Everest, 7-Summits, Hawaii Ironman.
Stephen Michael Apatow,
Founder of Humanitarian
Resource Institute, United Nations Arts Initiative, Director of
and Development, Humanitarian
University ConsortiumGraduate StudiesCenter
for Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and Law is working to engage every
level of the international biodefense, veterinary public health and the
medical research community into cancer treatment and prevention.
Today, his objective is to establish Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocyte
Therapy as a standard of care in conjunction with with advanced
diagnostics and treatment:
Infiltrating Lymphocyte Therapy: A
specific type of cell transfer immunotherapy, in which the lymphocytes
infused back into the patient are from the patients own tumor.
lymphocytes are actually infiltrating and trying to destroy the tumor
they are obtained when the tumor is biopsied or excised. The tumor
lymphocytes contain a large concentration of cytotoxic T lymphocytes
targeted against the antigens in the patients own tumor as well as
of natural killer lymphoctes that can destroy tumor cells . The
are grown in a laboratory with interleukin-2 to stimulate growth of the
lymphocytes and then infused back into the patient to attack and
the tumor. -- Neoplastic Disease: An Introduction to Human
Disease: Pathology and Pathophysiology Correlations, Leonard V. Crowley. In patients with high grade
glioma, little is known regarding existence of naturally occurring
adaptive T cell reactivity against glioma-associated antigens (GAAs).
In this report, we characterized GAA-specific CD8+ T cells
and innate immune cells in a patient who has survived with anaplastic
astrocytoma (AA) for over 12 years without recurrence. -- Spontaneous immune responses against glioma-associated
antigens in a long term survivor with malignant glioma: Journal
Translational Medicine 2007, 5:68.