from the Until-we-get-medical-nanobots dept.
WillWare writes "A novel and promising cancer treatment was mentioned Friday night on 20/20. A young guy with advanced skin melanoma was treated by taking lymphocytes from a tumor biopsy, culturing them in a laboratory to produce large populations of lymphocytes, and transfusing these back into the patient. This work was done by Steven Rosenberg at the National Cancer Institute. Here are some URLs:"
- 20/20's website
- a more technical description provided by the Centre of BioInformatics at Peking University
- NCI press release
"t would be interesting if a vestigial organ like the appendix could be re-engineered to do the work that these researchers are currently doing in the lab."