November 22, 1999 |
Imagine an anti-cancer drug that acts like a guided missile, seeking out a patient's malignant cells and then destroying them with microscopic radioactive warheads, while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue. Such an approach to battling cancer was first envisioned a quarter of a century ago with the discovery of a way to make large amounts of highly specific antibodies, natural substances that travel through the bloodstream and can seek out targets on the surface of tumors.
February 1, 1999 |
Tobacco plants may provide a new way of treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer that will strike an estimated 56,800 Americans this year. Scientists at Stanford University and Biosource Technologies are developing a customized lymphoma vaccine produced in tobacco plants that are being grown indoors at the biotechnology company's Vacaville, Calif., facility. The most common form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma affects cells that produce antibodies to infectious disease.
October 21, 1998 |
Coulter Pharmaceutical Inc.'s Bexxar drug could be a breakthrough therapy for low-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, said analysts whom the company briefed on late-stage clinical trials of the medication.
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June 3, 1996 |
Chris Beck was a typical 19-year-old college kid struggling to keep his grades up when he went to a doctor to have a couple of small bumps on his head examined. The doctor told him they were impacted hair follicles, nothing to worry about. So on Jan. 23, he had them surgically removed. The bumps turned out to be cancer, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of the disease that causes cells in the immune system to spin out of control, create tumors and dispatch them throughout the body.
April 16, 1994 |
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who is suffering from cancer of the lymph system, has been hospitalized for treatment. "She is expected to be here for several days," said Myrna Manners, a spokeswoman for New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Manners would not say what kind of treatment the former First Lady was receiving or when she was admitted. Kennedy family spokeswoman Nancy Tuckerman did not return telephone calls Friday.
February 11, 1994 |
Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a treatable form of cancer of the lymphatic system, and has been undergoing chemotherapy for about a month, the New York Times reported in today's editions. The paper said Onassis, 64, had not interrupted her personal routines or her duties as a book editor.