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Meeting Avner’s Foundation ‘Woolies on Wheels’ 2015 Pancreatic Cancer grant recipients

Tuesday, 23 February 2016 Posted in News, 2016

Meeting Avner’s Foundation ‘Woolies on Wheels’ 2015 Pancreatic Cancer grant recipients

In recent news scientists have claimed extraordinary success with using a patient’s immune cells to target a type of blood cancer. In one study the vast majority of participants with a specific type of leukaemia saw all symptoms vanish completely. This is quite a new area of research and has some researchers describing it as the holy grail of cancer research. While using a person’s own immune system to fight a cancer has shown great early promise in blood cancers, solid tumour cancers will be more difficult but are still a promising area of research.