News tagged with remission

HIV lessons from the Mississippi Baby

(Medical Xpress)—The news in July that HIV had returned in a Mississippi toddler after a two-year treatment-free remission dashed the hopes of clinicians, HIV researchers and the public at large tantalized ...

Aug 29, 2014
popularity 2.8 / 5 (9) | comments 0

'Remission' replaces 'functional cure' in HIV case

(HealthDay)—All babies born with HIV should receive the same rapid medical response as the young Mississippi girl born with the virus who suffered a disappointing relapse last July, despite the fact that ...

Feb 19, 2015
popularity 5 / 5 (4) | comments 1

To prevent leukemia's dreaded return, go for the stem cells

Researchers reporting in the April Cell Stem Cell, a Cell Press publication, have found a way to stop leukemia stem cells in their tracks. The advance in mice suggests that a combination approach to therapy might stamp out ch ...

Apr 05, 2012
popularity 4.7 / 5 (3) | comments 0

A new approach to improving cancer chemotherapy

(Medical Xpress) -- Chemotherapy kills tumor cells, but it also wreaks havoc on the rest of the body. A team of researchers led by Igor Roninson of the South Carolina College of Pharmacy just reported the discovery of a new ...

Aug 07, 2012
popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

Modified immune cells seek and destroy melanoma

In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers led by Scott Pruitt at Duke University and Merck Research Laboratories report on a human clinical trial in which modified dendritic cells, a component of the ...

Jun 24, 2013
popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0

Vitamin D may raise survival rates among cancer patients

Cancer patients who have higher levels of vitamin D when they are diagnosed tend to have better survival rates and remain in remission longer than patients who are vitamin D-deficient, according to a new study published in ...

Apr 29, 2014
popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0