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by Anonymous

12 August 2011 at 10:24

Concluding thoughts , breakthrough

This work although encouraging may lead on to further therapies that attack the tumour cells alone and not all B cells. I guess untill then this could become an option at the "last chance saloon". For those who cannot get a donor match fore bone marrow transplant, have comorbidities or are to unfit. Even then time will be required to ascess the length and quality of remission it achieves and if long term prescence of altered T cell presents other dangers. With some tweaking this may serve a purpose. However due to cost, in this financial climate who is going to take up developement?

This work does have implications for all cancers.

Professor Hamblin has added to his blog tonight

A cure for CLL - what do I think?

What is my verdict on it? I am excited by it but mainly because it is close to the field that I am working in, rather than as a treatment for today or even tomorrow. Remember, this is only a single case report and the remission has only lasted for about a year. We shall know more later, but it is an elegant approach to the problem. It is not a cure - yet.

I will still continue to advocate FCR for many patients and chlorambucil for some. Others will be more suited to Revlimid or to trials containg CAL-101 or PCI32765 for some time to come.

Finally, celluar therapy is extremely expensive. There will be few for whom it can be afforded, especially at present. "


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