Five different incidents involving cancer care occurred in a three-month period in 2017, according to newly released Manitoba Health critical incident reports.
CBC reports that CancerCare Manitoba has cooked a few nightmares with Type-I and Type-II errors in diagnosis. Imagine going home being told you’re fine to later die ignorantly happy. I don’t know whether to laugh or laugh about it.
Revolutionary work on the body’s immune system and a host of new drug trials mean that beating cancer may be achievable
James P. Allison, 2018’s Nobel Prize recipient in Physiology or Medicine for his research in cancer immunotherapy, observed that a protein in our T cells was giving cancer cells a break. He set out to teach those proteins how to block cancerous cells from going crazy. He succeed, in mice, where T-cells finally cured the cancer.
That groundbreaking discovery, albeit believed to be merely the tip of the iceberg in immunotherapy, has led to the development of immunotherapeutic drugs. Worst, there appears to be way less awareness of such endeavors among the public.