An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient's own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday.
He may not look very intimidating, but 10-year-old soccer prodigy Ryder Rattee strikes fear into the hearts of his opponents and their coaches in the Edmonton-area and he’s not letting cancer slow him down either.
Cancer is not an inescapable fate. But while prevention can save millions of lives much more cheaply than treatment, it remains an underfunded, much-neglected weapon in the anti-cancer arsenal, experts say.
A dream came true for a seven-year-old boy from Grand Prairie, Alta., who has been fighting cancer for the past year. Jordan Cartwright’s maestro fantasy was realized when he conducted the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in a rendition of the national anthem.