Gene Therapies Trained to Kill Cancer
In a bold new experiment at the University of Pennsylvania, doctors removed a billion of William Ludwig’s T-Cells. T-Cells are white blood cells that fight viruses and tumors. The T-Cells were given new genes that were programmed to attack his cancer. The altered cells were then dripped back into Mr. Ludwig’s veins and, after a few weeks, his leukemia was gone.
According to an article in the New York Times: Science Times there was “no trace of it anywhere, no leukemic cells in his blood or bone marrow, no more bulging lymph nodes on his CT scans.” This treatment was described recently in the New England Journal of Medicine and Science Translational Medicine. It may be a significant turn in a long struggle to develop effective gene therapies against cancers and the HIV-1 virus that causes AIDS.
If your leukemia has prevented you from working for a long period of time or you are in treatment, you may be entitled to receive Social Security Disability benefits if you worked twenty out of the last forty quarters.
Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration doesn’t make it easy for those with leukemia or HIV to get the disability benefits that they deserve. We, at Cavey and Barrett, applaud the bold experiment at the University of Pennsylvania run by Dr. Carl June.
If you are fighting the Social Security Administration while you are fighting your leukemia, Sharon Barrett, can help you cut through the red tape and help you fight for your benefits no matter where you live in the Tampa Bay area.
Call today at 727.894.3188. **Cite: The Science Times: New York Times, Tuesday, September 13, 2011. Article by Denise Grady**