The combination dramatically extended the lives of mice with pancreatic cancer. Those that received treatment for two weeks died in 120 days, compared with the 80-day lifespans of those that did not.
"It allowed (the white blood cells) to get to the tumour site and stay there and do their job," Ohashi said. Since IL-7 operates throughout the body, the treatment could be applied to others cancers, she added.
PAMELA OHASHI cancer researcher.
After 27 days, Craig is OFF the life-support. (the ventilator is still on stand-by) but a little positive news.Now he is getting some oxegen thru his trach. They changed his trach yesterday to a smaller one and the next step is to get it capped. After that he should be able to talk. He is off sedation but still on pain-killers so he still has not opened his eyes and no response when we talk to him. Hopefully that will all change soon. He's not out of the woods by no means but its looking up. he now has been moved to isolation in the ICU b/c his white blood counts are really low. Its been 4 days since they drained fluid from his belly so that's good. They drained 16 liters in 2 days earlier this week.
I want to sincerly thank all of you who been so supportive to us at this very stressful time.
May God bless each and everyone of you,
Jean, Austin and all the Lane family....
PS..Craig has said many times since he has been sick that if you don't have your health, family & friends, you have nothing....and he's right