Navigation Links
Immunotherapy Offers New Hope for Cancer Patients: One Man’s Alternative Cancer Treatment Journey
Date:12/23/2013

clear PET (positron emission tomography) scan provided further evidence as to why Merrill feels better than he has in years.

With all the damage done by previous surgeries, including removal of lymph nodes, he had been in constant pain. The burning sensation on his legs made it difficult for him to function at his job as maintenance supervisor at a local eye center, or even sit for long periods of time. “Now I have my life back,” he reports. “The swelling on my leg is down, and the burning and pain is gone. I put in a full day at work, jog, ride my bike. My entire outlook has changed—I can now look forward to spending time with my daughter.”        

And while many hospitals and treatment centers work toward providing the ideal patient experience, Perseus actually delivers, according to Merrill. “I was treated like royalty,” says Merrill, “from the moment I stepped off the plane in the Cayman Islands. From the very beginning it was first class treatment, and everyone on staff was so knowledgeable and caring.”

After a simple blood draw, Merrill went back to the hotel to await his personalized immunotherapy vaccine. On the third day, he received his first injection of the serum, made from his blood and a small section of tumor taken from his biopsy sample. Then he flew home, feeling “absolutely fine, with not one side effect, not even the slight fever they warned me might happen.” Three subsequent visits at one-month intervals followed, and Merrill continued to recover as his skin healed and appetite and energy returned.

Already a veteran of chemotherapy used to treat the melanoma that had spread to his liver earlier this year, Merrill had endured its toxic effects firsthand. “I suffered through months where I couldn’t move, eat, or sleep, I was just a mess. If I had known about Perseus then, I wouldn’t have needed to go through that. That’s why I’m telling my story now, to try and help whoev
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Argos Therapeutic Arcelis™ Immunotherapy AGS-003 in Combination With Sunitinib Shows Statistically Significant Correlation of Immune System Response to Overall Survival in Phase 2 Study in Patients with Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)
2. Cancer Immunotherapy Expert Joins Pacific Meso Center Research Team
3. UroToday Launches New Prostate Cancer Focused Content Including Immunotherapy for Metastatic Castration-resistant Patients
4. Tuberculosis Immunotherapy Grant for Immunoxel Honibe Honey Lozenges
5. Advanced Cell Diagnostics Initiates Agreement to Study Biomarkers for Cancer Immunotherapy
6. FDA Review in Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer Offers New Insights into Cancer Immunotherapy Product Development & Clinical Evaluation
7. Argos Therapeutics Presents Data Showing Memory T Cell Expansion After Administration of Fully Personalized Immunotherapy Correlates with Overall Survival Benefit in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
8. Leading Cancer Research Centers Team Up To Launch Biotech Startup Focused On Cancer Immunotherapy
9. Fortis Offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program to Florida Students
10. Gundersen Lutheran Offers Heart Surgery with Less Pain, Faster Recovery
11. UH Case Medical Center Offers New Therapy for Gynecologic Cancer Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/30/2015)... June 30, 2015  Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... developing therapeutics that address unmet medical needs in ... Elston will present at the Cantor Fitzgerald ... 8, 2015Time: , 4:45 PM EDTLocation: , Le ... archive): , www.juniperpharma.com, under  ,Investor, or  ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... Study will provide new insights on mechanics of fecal microbiota transplantation in C. ... to study the microbiome of patients undergoing fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) as a ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... services to the federal government, announced in a paper published this week in ... a potential problem with the diagnostic techniques currently used to detect the Ebola ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... DENVER, CO (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... technologies, today announced that it has hired Gem Swartz to head up its account ... as senior account director. Both Gem and Amanda bring senior account management and delivery ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Juniper Pharmaceuticals to Present at Cantor Fitzgerald Inaugural Healthcare Conference on July 8, 2015 2uBiome and OpenBiome Partner for Microbiome Study in FMT Patients 2uBiome and OpenBiome Partner for Microbiome Study in FMT Patients 3Noblis and Government Scientists Identify New Genomic Signatures of Ebola Using Whole Genomic Sequencing and Innovative BioVelocity Analytics Tool 2Noblis and Government Scientists Identify New Genomic Signatures of Ebola Using Whole Genomic Sequencing and Innovative BioVelocity Analytics Tool 3Noblis and Government Scientists Identify New Genomic Signatures of Ebola Using Whole Genomic Sequencing and Innovative BioVelocity Analytics Tool 4Matrix Marketing Group Expands Client Services Team 2
... http://www.obn.org.uk/obn_/menu.php?p=rss&rn=rssfeed&prechk_news=1 ... stories were recognised last night at the OBN ... network, which provides comprehensive support for biotech and ... the Awards at a capacity black tie event ...
... Sept. 13, 2011 Microban recently conducted ... and biofilm growth on High Consistency Rubber (HCR) ... of urinary catheters.  Urinary infections are a costly ... technologies have had limited success in reducing infection ...
... Portugal, Sept. 13, 2011 Metabolic Solutions Development Company, ... sensitizers, MSDC-0160 and MSDC-0602, stimulate progenitor cells ... instead of white fat cells. Brown fat, which diminishes ... The mechanism of action by which MSDC-0160 and MSDC-0602 ...
Cached Biology Technology:OBN's 2011 Annual Awards Dinner Celebrates UK Bioscience Success Stories 2OBN's 2011 Annual Awards Dinner Celebrates UK Bioscience Success Stories 3Microban Medical Silver Antimicrobial Technologies for HCR Silicone Achieve 5 Log Reductions in Bacteria Growth and Prevent Biofilm Formation 2Metabolic Solutions Development Company Presents New Brown Fat Research at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes 2
(Date:6/23/2015)... BEACH GARDENS, Fla. , June 23, ... multi-factor identity management and authentication solutions, today announced ... Altus strong, multi-factor authentication solution.  The enhancements ... of use of the DigitalPersona Altus platform ... biometric reader compatibility. In today,s ...
(Date:6/17/2015)... GERMANTOWN, Maryland , June 17, 2015 ...   Produktlinie mit DNA-Tests verbessert den Analyseprozess und ... QGEN ; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) hat heute in ... Produktlinie Investigator ® für ... Die neuen Kits zur Erstellung genetischer Fingerabdrücke bieten eine ...
(Date:6/17/2015)... Fla. , June 17, 2015  Crossmatch™, ... today announced that its U.are.U ® 4500 ... Togo,s Eateries, Inc., a ... sandwich chain, to increase security, improve accountability and ... readers enable instant, non-repudiable identity confirmation for employee ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Crossmatch Releases Enhanced DigitalPersona Altus Advanced Authentication Functionality 2QIAGEN bringt in den USA neue Kits für die forensische DNA-Analyse auf den Markt 2QIAGEN bringt in den USA neue Kits für die forensische DNA-Analyse auf den Markt 3QIAGEN bringt in den USA neue Kits für die forensische DNA-Analyse auf den Markt 4QIAGEN bringt in den USA neue Kits für die forensische DNA-Analyse auf den Markt 5QIAGEN bringt in den USA neue Kits für die forensische DNA-Analyse auf den Markt 6Togo's Eateries Improve Security and Accountability with Crossmatch Fingerprint Readers 2Togo's Eateries Improve Security and Accountability with Crossmatch Fingerprint Readers 3
... the coast of El Salvador late last year directly ... to test results released today by the Wildlife Conservation ... from the Salvadoran government and the US Agency for ... White journeyed to the southern coast of El Salvador ...
... cancer followed by radiation therapy often experience breast ... surgery. Researchers at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative ... University, have developed a polymer-based therapy for breast ... filler after surgery and a clinically effective therapy. ...
... the 21st century, state-of-the-art anti-aging technologies may extend human ... host of social and economic challenges, says biologist Shripad ... these medical advances would have major implications for the ... and Virginia Morrison Professor of Population Studies, will give ...
Cached Biology News:Red Tide causes sea turtle die-off in El Salvador 2Chemotherapy gel may fight breast cancer and reduce breast deformity 2World faces challenge as life expectancies lengthen, scientist says 2World faces challenge as life expectancies lengthen, scientist says 3World faces challenge as life expectancies lengthen, scientist says 4
... Application: The simple three step procedure (PCR, ... be completed in one day. The typical ... than 80%. , Features and Benefits: , ... cloned into any expression vector , High ...
Designed for use with all 96-well SPRI reagent kits. Used with round bottom 96-well microplates, and 96-well thermal cycling plates....
... be used with all 96-well ... stacking of covered plates ... with automated systems ... are available for use with ...
... is a new product number, ... product number. If showing no ... the old Sigma-Aldrich number (Z71,667-7) ... assistance. ID clarifier: barcoded, bulk ...
Biology Products: