Paradigm shifts in cancer treatment

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cancer: something has gone wrong with this body, it has grown an enemy inside it. I will root it out and battle with it.

Paradigm 3: The Gaian view (an emerging paradigm) This paradigm started with Einstein andrepparttar science of energy. Its inception combines an age when we sawrepparttar 147232 first images ofrepparttar 147233 Earth as a whole entity from space. James Lovelock and his search for life on Mars is a central figure in its development through his identification ofrepparttar 147234 Gaia Hypothesis regarding Earth.

This planet we inhabit is a self-balancing, homeostatic system similar to our own as single biological entities. It maintainsrepparttar 147235 optimum conditions for life despite our best efforts to pollute it. Our bodies are a miracle of biology, constantly flexible and adaptive but easy to harm. Anything we do to it or each other, we do to ourselves as we are part ofrepparttar 147236 same 'web' or 'circle' of life. We exist for a purpose but do not yet know what it is. We are part of an evolving cycle of life, a happening miracle.

cancer: something has gone wrong with this body, it is trying to tell me something. I will listen to it and get help to understand why it has happened and what I need to learn and do to get better.

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The Cancer Research Industry

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Anti-oncogene products: specific portions of D.N.A., called oncogenes, that have an important role in promoting cancer growth. Drugs that interfere withrepparttar production of oncogenes may be useful forrepparttar 147231 future treatment of cancer.

Gene therapy: research intorepparttar 147232 use of tumour suppressant genes is highlighted inrepparttar 147233 British National Cancer Plan as an important element. Essentially, bits of DNA are inserted to replace missing or damaged genes, possibly preventingrepparttar 147234 development of cancer in someone who might be 'high risk'.

Vaccines: very quietlyrepparttar 147235 search for a general cure for cancer is being put aside in preference to finding a vaccine. The whole idea of a cure or treatment that is 'the same for everybody' breaks down inrepparttar 147236 case ofrepparttar 147237 specific, chaotic conditions that cause cancer in an individual person. After billions spent on research forrepparttar 147238 holy grail of a cancer cure,repparttar 147239 search is now on to find a vaccine.

At a recent cancer immunology conference inrepparttar 147240 US top immunologists from 21 nations attended lectures onrepparttar 147241 latest immunology topics such as: cancer immunosurveillance immunoediting cancer antigen discovery monitoring and analysingrepparttar 147242 immunological response to human cancer cancer vaccine development

The Cancer Vaccine Collaborative (CVC) was launched to much excitement. It is a unique research program that should improve how cancer vaccines are developed, based on a collaboration of six New York medical centres and one in Minnesota. The aim of their research is to find out how to effectively immunise against cancer using a vaccine, using 'action research'.

Vaccines made from donor blood are proving to work for some cancers. Experiments with bone marrow transplants show there are about 40,000 different tissue types making it hard to find a match. Usually a perfect match can only be found withinrepparttar 147243 patient's direct family. Incorrect matches can create a host of secondary dis-eases. Scientist are finding ways to train Killer T cells taken either fromrepparttar 147244 host or a donor, to more effectively attack cancer cells. They have noticed that donor Killer T cells that are already 'primed' for a particular cancer (e.g.repparttar 147245 donor body cells 'remember'repparttar 147246 disease) can be highly effective. It may take many years to prove validity, reliability, safety and efficacy for this treatment. Harvestingrepparttar 147247 natural immunity of our own, or donor cells withrepparttar 147248 aid of genetic engineering may well become a big player against modern immune attacking dis-eases.

Increased screening: this type of research looks at genetically identifying individuals who might be at high risk of certain types of cancer and is partly a preparation for possible vaccines. Genetic counselling is set to become a 21st century contributor to health care based on prevention of disease as much as cure.

Combinations: research from West Germany (Grossart-Maticek) argues that there is no single cause for cancer, similar torepparttar 147249 pattern in most chronic illness. It shows there are environmental, psychological and spiritual dimensions to disease. The implication is that treatment should be onrepparttar 147250 same levels, and that no single treatment is likely to be effective because there is no single cause. This observation links withrepparttar 147251 position of many Holistic practitioners who often have a wider view of health than orthodox medical practitioners.

Dr. Robert Buckman is an experienced cancer researcher, and author ofrepparttar 147252 informative book: 'What You Really Need to Know About Cancer'. He summarises what he sees asrepparttar 147253 present position of scientific cancer research:

"We now have a very large number of ways of looking at cancer cells inrepparttar 147254 laboratory. We have thousands of different types of cancer cells growing in dishes, many of which can be grown and then cured in laboratory bred mice. We also have thousands of different ways of looking at and testing those cells. We can look atrepparttar 147255 cells' growth, their abilities to produce different substances, their sensitivity to some chemotherapy drugs and their resistance to others,repparttar 147256 way they respond to growth factors, their genetic material including oncogenes and substances controlled by oncogenes, their ability to effect other cells (ofrepparttar 147257 immune system, for example), their ability to damage membranes and invade, their structure underrepparttar 147258 electron microscope and whether or notrepparttar 147259 cell surface has any of hundreds of different marker molecules on it. These are just a few examples of what can be done nowadays:repparttar 147260 complete list of ways in which cancer cells can be tested would probably be longer than this entire book. But here isrepparttar 147261 snag: although this accumulation of experience is wonderful and commendable, cancer in human beings is far more complicated then any laboratory system can ever be (at least inrepparttar 147262 light of current knowledge)".

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