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Working toward a new staging system for prostate cancer, and why it matters
"Doing some fascinating research. We have some new trials that we have ongoing and we're about to open some new ones. One that I'm very excited about for prostate cancer patients and those patients that have early stage prostate cancer that are considering our cyber knife program. Which we have ongoing that may need some hormonal therapy and instead of using the traditional hormones is a new hormonal agent. Now that we hope will spare men their potency in their erections in their testosterone level, and I'll be the lead investigator here for the GNU land going Enterprise. It will be open in the city as well as here on Long Island, and I hope to have that open in a few weeks. I'm very excited about that clinical trial. It's sponsored by the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. And I think will be the only center In the area That's going to be doing that, and we have some other trials as well. That will be talking about for those men with diagnosed with prostate cancer that have had a relapse of cancer using Very widely used medication called Met Foreman for diabetes, and our research has shown that There are certain receptors on the prostate cancer cells, thie insulin receptors. That, you know, has always been thought that maybe Sugar is involved in cancer growth. And if you can block the the sugar from entering into the cells, and it seems that made Foreman seems to do that. And prevent thes cancer cells from growing. This trial has been ongoing. It's up, it's up and running. And if you know of anyone that's already been treated for prostate cancer and Has had a relapse, meaning that there say is rising. Whether it be after surgery or after radiation than you can give us. Ah Ah call and be sure to Ah. You know, we have to evaluate the You know the individual, You know, it's a clinical trial. But
Largest fundraiser in the country continues in Boston despite coronavirus
"The country walks on even if those raising money for the Jimmy Fund are only together in spirit, W B Z is, Kendall Buell explains. It would have been a perfect day for more than 1000 people to walk the streets of Boston to benefit Dana Farber. But circumstances these days, of course, far from ideal for anything of the sort Still Jimmy Fund Walk executive director Zack Blackburn, who like thousands of other people's out walking today with his family near his home. Couldn't be happier. The spirit of it remains the same. Our people are committed as ever to conquering cancer. The turnout has been amazing. And you can't deny the spirit of the Jimmy Fund in Dana Farber, and that's what you're gonna see all throughout Massachusetts, New England and frankly, in the country. We've got at least one walker from all 50 states participating today, altogether more than 6400 participants. And the event is on track to raise between 5.5 and $6. Million can will be old W B Z Boston's news radio. It's 11 3 time for
"dana farber" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Traditional nasal swab method. Here. Bana campus is running upwards of 10,000 tests a day in its own labs for NPR News. I'm Christine Herman. The National Hurricane Center is tracking a tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean. Forecasters warn there's a chance of tropical storm conditions in Puerto Rico this weekend. This is NPR. Support for NPR comes from Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Developing ways to use the p d. L one pathway in immuno therapy to treat cancer committed to making contributions and cancer treatment for 72 years. Dana Farber Data work slash everywhere. It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep in Washington and I'm David Greene in Los Angeles. Here in California. A lot of people are asking what's next? There has been excessive heat because of that rolling blackouts, which of course, means no air conditioning. And then these apocalyptic lightning strikes more than 10,000 over the last three days, and the Lightning has set forests on fire. And then that pandemic let's just a social distancing is not so easy when you're fleeing fire and looking with your neighbors for somewhere safe. Governor Gavin Newsom says more than 20. Major.
"dana farber" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Release, compared to 18% without Releases have been especially important during the public health crisis, according to attorney Lena Condo wallah, DDD eyes the critical bull bark against ice, and it's cruel disregard for clients, health and safety. In the face of abandoned me, the program would need five times its current funding level to represent all of the state's ice detainees. And a new report says many New York City paramedics and empties are retiring due to fear of a second wave of covert 19 hitting the five boroughs. The new site, the city's has dozens of emergency medical workers have left the Afghan Y in recent weeks, even if they haven't worked long enough to earn retirement benefits. Reporter Virginia Breen says several of the front line workers are grappling with post traumatic stress and fears of contracting the Corona virus. They feel like they're in the eye of the storm, and that second wave Feared second wave coming in the fall brings the stress to a whole new level. Fdn Y officials say the department's anonymous counseling hotline has received a 40% more calls since the outbreak began compared to the same time last year. Right now, 79 degrees in New York City. Support for NPR comes from Dana Farber Cancer Institute developing ways to use the PTL one pathway in immuno therapy to treat cancer committed to making contributions in cancer treatment for 72 years. Dana Farber dot org's slash everywhere If you're buying a new set of wheels, did you know that you can turn your old car into the news and reporting that so critical to our community? Right now? Many of your fellow listeners have already.
"dana farber" Discussed on KCRW
"Dana Farber dot org's slash everywhere. Gray skies and a bit of drizzle. As we start the day today in L, A and inland Orange County. We could expect those grey skies to clear the bright sunshine by this afternoon. It's 607 a case here this morning edition from NPR News. I'm Noelle King. And I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. We would like you to know the name of Robin Hardy. She lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was a pastor, a leader in two churches and spent a lot of time mentoring girls. She was 56 when she died of complications from covert 19. Her daughter, Ray Shell, vowed to continue her work. I will take one of your biggest passions, which was mentoring teenage girls to new heights. Thank you for leaving a legacy. I will continue your legacy. I am your legacy. Robin Hardy was one of 125,000 Americans killed so far by Corona virus, and we recall her case as we learned that new cases are surging in many states across the country. Texas, Florida and Arizona have set daily new infection and hospitalization records. In cases arising in California to, among other places. So what's going wrong? We've called back Dr Scott Gottlieb, who headed the Food and Drug Administration for two years in the Trump administration. Good morning, sir. Morning. How are you? We also have Andy Slavitt, who served as director of the Medicare and Medicaid programs under President Obama. Good morning to you. 20 feet. All right, gentlemen, I just first want to note there's some stunning charts that people have shared in recent days showing that in the European Union after a big surge of cases, new cases their way down in the United States after a big surge of cases. We're heading for an even bigger surge of cases. It's going off the charts. Why the difference? Well, I'll start if I can. I think the challenges that we opened against the backdrop of a lot of persistent spread, especially in the South and the Southeast. When those states made decisions to relax restrictions on business activities, social distancing, they really hadn't crushed their virus. If you look at what happened in Europe Europe really maintained a lot of the measures that they put in place until they had crushed the epidemic. And in the northeastern north. We did that here in the United States, But in other parts of the country, we didn't so we re opened against the backdrop. A lot of persistent spread, and the case is just continued to build. All that community spread just continued to Ah, to create new change of transmission. And now we've seen the consequences of that. The outbreak of the epidemic that we're seeing right now in states like Florida, Georgia, Um, Texas, South Carolina. They didn't happen in the last two weeks. This is change. The transmission has been building for 4 to 6 weeks. And now we're seeing it sort of explode into infernos of of epidemics. Gentlemen. The president has falsely said repeatedly that this merely reflects more testing. Quote. When you test you have a case when you don't test you don't have a case. Rhonda Santa's. The governor of Florida, has faced his own states increase in cases by saying, It's a testing issue. We've reported that that's false, but the president keeps repeating it. So maybe we need to just get the facts out here. How can you know this increase in cases Israel And not just a testing issue. Well, One thing you could look at is, are the percentage of detective coming back positive going up or going down? And in all of these states, unfortunately, they're going up. There is also a published reports from Cova daily tracker, which show the actual increase in test. Versus the actual increase in cases in there, they're exceeding cases are exceeding test by it by Good America, So it's good that we're testing more. It's clear that we're testing enough. But we have we have without a doubt have to intern after adopt the interpretation that most logical, most obvious that indeed what the data says We're never going to deal with it, and I think the problem we have is that people are too reluctant to admit it. In their challenges because they're worried it's going to reflect on them somehow politically, and we need to get past that and just deal with this for what it is, which is a public health emergency that requires us all to take action. Scott Gottlieb aren't hospitalizations, also a key piece of evidence here, you can say it's just more testing. But the reality is more people are feeling more hospital beds in places like Houston. That's right. The ice user now full and Houston hospital admissions are going up into Dallas on Houston report stated separately. The medical centers they're sort of Miami Dade. There's not good state level reporting in Florida, but there is good state level reporting in Texas. He also see hospitalizations rising across the entire state is now over 5500 people hot spice for covert across state, Texas. Now those those healthcare systems have a lot of capacities that can sustain a lot of infection. But the bottom line is there's major epidemics underway in the states. The positivity rate's been going up very quickly, and you also see testing backlogs now materializing similar to what we saw in New York. Where people in Miami you talk to positions of Miami and Houston. I did over the weekend there reporting difficulty getting their patients tested because systems getting overwhelmed right now, so we clearly have an epidemic underway. We're testing more would capture in the higher percentage cases. But the bottom line is there's simply more cases. Well, gentlemen, I hate to belabor this point. But you're telling me that this is an emergency. Ah, and that lives are at stake, so I feel it's important to just make very clear about this. You have laid out the stats these air stats that state and federal officials know Is it fair to say at this point That anybody who continues leaning hard into the theory that this is just more testing is lying to the public. Putting lives and risk may get people killed. Yeah, certainly not. It's certainly not the truth and whether they're lying. Just refused to look at the data. You know, that's for other people to decide. But you know the truth is, if you don't understand the day that you'll make the wrong decisions. You keep the bar's open for too long. You will give the public the wrong information about how bored maths are, and most importantly, when we get to the ball things that we all want to do, like their kids back to school are going to be much harder to do If we can't control the case count, So you know it does require a little bit of the society come together and decide what's important. More important for us to wear masks, or is it more important for us to send our kids to school is more important to go to bars, Or is it more important to try to get the economy slowly moving again? There's a more important to invest in contact, tracing and testing, or is it more important? Teo, you know, decide not to follow Ah kind of guidance That's out there. That's going to be really important that the decisions we're going to take minutes weeks, if not immediately. I'm glad you mentioned contact, contact, tracing and testing and so forth, isolating.
"dana farber" Discussed on 710 WOR
"More years of thought Harvard Medical School Dana Farber Cancer Institute it was on the staff for three more years board certified and then went on at Harvard Medical School to the joint center for radiation therapy three more years board certified the only Harvard trained triple board certified radiation cancer doctor in New York and one of the few in the world that's who I am so you have some background for myself and for my wonderful son Dr are illiterate who's trained at some of the most illustrious hospitals here at thirty four Broadway doing great work one gentleman was sixty seven years old the other gastric cancer and which is called a gastro gastrointestinal stromal tumor he's from St Vincent's island in the Caribbean he sixty seven years old he's Merete has six children he has high blood pressure symptoms it was founded one of the big hospitals have this gastric cancer the gastrointestinal stromal tumor he had a cat scan four years ago in the cancer cap on growing and growing and growing and he didn't want to have surgery didn't want to have chemotherapy and he came to me at two hundred and nine pounds weight was stable yeah this gastrointestinal stromal tumor and he wished to be treated with us no surgery no cutting and we treated him with great success doing well no cutting and bleeding for his gastric cancer gastrointestinal stromal tumor I don't have a sixty five year old man from Jamaica and we know in Jamaica it's a hotbed of cancer there's lots of cancer in Jamaica and I met with the government here and they wished us to help their people Jamaicans and other Caribbean skipped care because of the high rate of cancer in Americans and Caribbeans a sixty five year old woman she's a black woman we know the risk of death from breast cancer is higher in black women we of course treat every race and religion and creed and believe his marriages to children she came with her son and her friend she was diagnosed a year before which is said to have mastitis which is an infection of the breast shed blood from the nipple while blushing the nipples abnormal and should repeat symptoms went to a hospital shed mammograms was a large mass she went to another hospital and she eventually had a biopsy shed blood in the netball blood in the discharge and she was told of this hospital because women had she needs a mastectomy and she just refused to have a mastectomy she did not want to have that kind of surgery and so she had no treatment shed no treatment and I saw her for channel four centimeter mass in the upper three o'clock position the left breast and showed a palpable lymph node we staged her up we got her MRI we got her stage you're going to pass ology and well we treated her she just did not want to have chemo she did not want to have surgery we've heard of her and I saw her this week and that mass is all gone she's in remission doing great this is the work that we do every day at thirteen eighty four Broadway Broadway thirty eight street in the heart of New York City not about eighty year old man who comes with decreased division are put to a Terry tumor but to a Terry tumors usually benign tumor of the master gland deep in the brain and the other two centimeter almost of one inch mass on the PGA tour Terry up against the optic nerves he's eighty years old and multiple medical problems is a smoker and high PSA weight loss of blood pressure he just did not want to have someone's hands in his head he was offered surgery at several hospitals in some of the most famous hospitals which she just did not want he wanted our treatment by the doctor first with brain radio surgery in New York and that's what we did non invasive no cutting no bleeding radiosurgery for us.
"dana farber" Discussed on 710 WOR
"At the Dana Farber at Harvard Medical School board certified on the staff for three more years after three years of training board certified and then stayed on to Harvard Medical School in radiation oncology at the joint center three more years board certified in radiation so triple board certified the only a Harvard trained triple board certified radiation cancer doctor New York one of the few in the world that's who I am I've been licensed and I work in New York I see patients with cancer and suspected cancer near welcome to com if you wish if you have a suspicion of a cancer a real cancer and you're not satisfied it's time to call us to make an appointment we accept most insurances Medicare Medicaid to into choices the phone number is two one two choices which means two one two two four six four two three seven two one two two four six forty two thirty seven I don't want a man who came to me seventy threes you re youthful looking man he worked for the New York City parks for twenty eight years his outside a lot and he came with this huge mass on his left shoulder seventy three work for the park's huge raised Balki read ugly stinking bleeding mass it was biopsy proven cancer skin cancer we treat a lot of squamous carcinomas basal cell carcinomas and well you came to us a year ago with this terrible cancer he had it for quite some time it's other doctors it was raised and read it Balki and thick and they also have a preferred relation and what we saw this cancer we talked about all the options and he just did not want to have radical surgery radical surgery removing part of his shoulder and taking the skin or tissue from his buyout talks or elsewhere be a big procedure with cutting and bleeding and deformity instead he chose our treatment only for skin cancer we have thank credible record of treating skin cancers over decades with so many basal cell and squamous cell cancers in people who just did not want to have deforming surgery radical surgery or graphs or hospitals or cutting or bleeding around the seizure our treatment is so different with us you'd like on.
Two New Breast Cancer Drugs Show Promise In Early Trials
"Doctors are reporting unusually good results from tests of too experimental drugs in women with an aggressive form of breast cancer is AP correspondent chilly out the reports the drug show promise in fighting advanced breast cancer one drug pairs a sort of a homing device for cancer cells with the payload of chemotherapy that's released when it reaches its target the other show the ability to reach tumors in the brain which are tough to treat Dr Eric whiner whose with Dana Farber let that study we're developing new drugs that are you ready cases less arctic arm are helping women are better live and or it may help a coworker and if you like that with that it went much longer lot whiner hopes with FDA approval the drugs will be available in about six months study results can be found in the New England journal of medicine I actually
New drugs show rare promise against advanced breast cancer
"One drug pairs a sort of a homing device for cancer cells with the payload of chemotherapy that's released when it reaches its target the other show the ability to reach tumors in the brain which are tough to treat Dr Eric whiner whose with Dana Farber let that study the developing new drugs that are you ready cases less arctic arm are helping workers that are better live and or it may help pick whether an occasion like that it went much longer lot whiner hopes with FDA approval the drugs will be available in about six months study results can be found in the New England journal of medicine I actually have blur
"dana farber" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Dana Farber Cancer Institute board certified in chemotherapy then three more years at the Dana Farber sister institution the joint center for additional therapy at Harvard Medical School six years at Harvard giving chemo and training and board certified triple board certified and came to New York have been in New York for more than thirty years after the thousands of patients with high success rates first of America with radiosurgery that's who I am so when you talk on the radio so we will talk talk talk talk talk they're talking like their doctors but I don't think they're doctors I don't know they never tell you who they are and his life so many people are giving advice without telling you what their background is who they are what their training is so many people are giving advice as if they know pushing vitamins and concoctions and animals to just on how open and those chemo which just for most people don't help very much we're talking about options we have lot of information to send you can call us at two one two choices even now two one two two four six forty two thirty seven if you want but it is a true leader meant we'll be right back not to get a leading man he was saying that leaving guy you think you could do something for me and it's a yeah you goal for him we see many people with cancer in whom standard radiation chemo or surgery just doesn't work back to get a house radiosurgery different radio surgery is highly precise non invasive treatment that usually works even if standard radiation came or surgery didn't work or isn't tolerated his radio show tree I'm not going to be crashing like after chemotherapy usually register is very well tolerated and the alternative to going under the knife yes there's often non invasive options like radiosurgery this is Curtis Lee what Dr Gil leading man is the go to guy when ever it is an issue involving cancer I know so because I've gone from my father other family members so put yourself in the hands.
Dana-Farber receives record $63 million donation from Pan-Mass Challenge
"A record breaking donation to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Brooke in Boston the sixty three million dollar donation was thanks to this year's pan mass challenge it's the largest single gift in the institution's history the pan mass has been around for forty years and draws thousands of bicycle riders with some six thousand eight hundred cyclists taking part this past August the pan mass challenge is now raised at seven hundred seventeen million dollars for cancer research over the last four decades Dana Farber president and chief executive doctor Lori Glimcher says donations from the PMC have gone toward developing forty one cancer drugs and discovering new cancer detection techniques don't cope WBZ Boston's news
How Cells Sense Oxygen Levels: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
"The Nobel Assembly Caroline Skins that has today decided to ward the two thousand Nineteen Nobel Prize in physiology discoveries of how south sounds and adapt to oxygen availability. Thomas Perlman Secretary of the Nobel Assembly shortly after five thirty am eastern time Greg Samantha was born in Nineteen fifty six in New York he performed his prize winning studies at Johns skains university in Baltimore where is still active Sir Peter Ratcliffe was born in Nineteen fifty four in Lancashire you're in the UK he performed his prize winning studies at Oxford University and he's continuing to do his research soared university and he's also at Francis Crick Institute in London and William Calin born in Nineteen fifty seven in work he performed his price winning studies at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston we're still active in his own lab yeah I will not turn to professor Roundell Johnson a member of the Nobel Assembly who will describe some detail and background binder works so please ramble this year's Nobel prize is awarded for determining how oxygen levels are sensed by cells oxygen is essential for life and is used by virtually all animal cells in order to convert food to usable energy however the amount of engine available to cells tissues animals themselves can vary greatly this prize is for three physician scientists who found them switch that regulates how our cells adapt when oxygen levels drop the most fundamental use of oxygen by the cell is to convert food to usable energy just as a candle needs the right amount of oxygen to burn cleanly cells need to adjust their metabolic rates based on how much oxygen they have available to them this allows each cell and indeed our bodies to efficiently and safely burn fuel so as to create heat do work and build new tissues cells and tissues are constantly experiencing changes in oxygen availability as an embryo grows develops as muscles work the oxygen available changes as the tissues themselves change cells need a way to adjust to the amount of oxygen they have while still doing their important jobs sometimes oxygen levels change across the entire body such as when we high altitudes and sometimes they change and very small parts of our bodies such as when we get a wound that interrupts the local blood supply this triggers adaptive process called the hypoxia response which in turn can induce processes in the body as diverse as new blood vessel formation or genesis new red blood cell formation or rith rope and metabolic adaptations of cells including by Colossus before things get too complicated I want to jump to an interview Randall. Johnson did after the Nobel announcements Johnson's research on the effects of low oxygen so he really knows is this stuff he spoke to an unidentified interviewer but based on the programs in past years I believe she was Swedish journalist Joanna rose this use your water in the discovery of cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability. What does this mean well it's basically a price that says in your cell if you're an animal cell you have to always have some level of oxygen almost all cells use it to do there pollick processes and basically it is just like a candle burning or any other kind of furnace or engine you are burning things in order to make heats in order to make Gede and that's really what we do of course we need oxygen or do those things the problem is cells inside three-dimensional structure like the body are just getting different amounts of oxygen can depend on different levels and blood flow can depend on the fact that the the tissue itself might be using a lot of oxygen at any given time my brain is probably using fair amount right now my heart because it's eating a bit faster and so that's maybe got sort of its using oxygen and if I'm lying down and sleeping and so the because the cell has very tightly regulated little furnace in it it has to adjust to these different levels of oxygen fine-tuned way and if it does badly it can even be fatal for the cell so this is really the prizes for this sort of almost like a reestablish or a thermostat for the oxygen levels a damper that you'd have on your furnace to let in more or less oxygen at any given time so it's just right the flame
2 Americans among winners of Nobel Prize for medicine
"This year's Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine will be shared by three scientists who figured out how cells in the body sense oxygen and adapt to changing levels NPR's Richard Harris reports Greg Simmons at Johns Hopkins University says he didn't wake up when the Nobel committee first called him before four AM this morning and when several minutes passed before the phone rang again he was starting to wonder what was up I think they were debating whether to call me back or not but fortunately they did I was a little faster to the phone the second time around so Simmons a won the Nobel Prize along with William Kaelin at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Peter Ratcliffe at Oxford
Nobel in Physiology or Medicine for How Cells Sense Oxygen Levels
"This is scientific Americans sixty seconds science. I'm Steve Mirsky then Nobel family at Karolinska Institute today decided to ward the two thousand Nineteen Nobel Prize in Physiology or medicine jointly to William Oxygen Availability Thomas Perlman Secretary of the Nobel Assembly shortly after five thirty a m eastern time Greg Samantha was born else oxygen is essential for life and is used by virtually all animal cells in order to convert food to usable energy however years three laureates have greatly expanded our knowledge of how physiological response makes life possible for an in-depth listen about the the amount of oxygen available to cells tissues animals themselves can vary greatly this prize for three physician scientists who found back with potential drugs used to treat anemia and to treat some forms of cancer these fundamental findings have greatly increased outstanding of how the body adapts to change and applications of these findings are already beginning to affect the way medicine is practiced this the molecular switch that regulates how ourselves adapt when oxygen levels drop. Applications of these findings are already beginning to make their way to the Clinton winning studies at Oxford University and he's continuing to do his research that Oxford University and he's also at the Francis Crick Tiv- Sir Peter Ratcliffe was born in Nineteen fifty four in Lancashire in the UK. He performed his price Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston where is still active in his own lab Karolinska Institute researcher Randall Johnson Studies the effects of Thousand Nineteen Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine look for these scientific American science talk podcast later today for scientific Americans six
"dana farber" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"This site is expired this time I apologize the cashier's from selling tool products to under age shoppers what I need to release transaction so little brother walks in with his big brother's ID enhanced to him and that ID is expired no go transaction jewel says more than forty thousand stores have committed to implementing these new standards and that it plans to stop distributing its products the stores that are compliant by twenty twenty one now when asked about the FTA calling this a crisis or an epidemic burns said he wouldn't use those words it's a it's a big in concerning issue says he feels for families of addicted kids but it's company never intended to target young people meantime it looks like kids who don't vapor still having to deal with the second hand effects of it scientists over Dana Farber now say more and more teens are being exposed to chemicals from vaping all thanks to the people they either live with or hang out with on a regular basis these numbers are jumping from about a quarter of students surveyed in twenty seventeen to a third of students last year it's not just the nicotine though it's also the aerosol that researchers say is really concerning that aerosoles comprised of several chemicals that could be harmful in their own right including glycerin and heavy metals today from the World Health Organization to the world to get educated on measles and do it soon the report warning of a quote dramatic resurgence on quote of measles across Europe catch a case of their skyrocketing Kato Brian is the agency's director of immunizations vaccines and biologicals and she says people around the world are being misinformed vaccine refusal partly to blame we are calling on social media providers were calling on communities leaders people who speak out to be sure that you are communicating accurate valid scientifically credible information brands has more than three hundred sixty five thousand cases were reported around the world this year alone the largest outbreaks at this point in Ukraine Madagascar are in the Democrat over a Democratic Republic of Congo at least one social media sites answering this call from the U. when Pinterest now says it's trying to combat this misinformation when it comes to vaccines so it's been blocking search terms related to vaccines as of late but now officials with Pinterest fiddle instead direct people to public health organizations that have scientifically accurate information back in twenty sixteen researchers found that the majority of vaccine related info on Pinterest was anti vaccine in nature speaking of social media some democratic senators have sent a letter to the F. T. C. about Facebook we're hearing the Facebook messenger kids app was front and center in that letter recent glitch made it so kids have the chance to actually talk with people on that acting normally shouldn't about access to Facebook did put a great deal of thought into privacy and safety issues with messenger kids give it with that first service aimed at children under thirteen nevertheless there have been some problems including this glitch that enable children to communicate via chat with people not approved by parents that was not supposed to happen and then to CBS's tech consultant Larry maggot are ten twenty I keep looking out the window here WBZ and I'm seeing more and more blue sky by the minute certainly going to be a great day out there today highs in the mid eighties summer kind of coming back for the next couple of days look at the full forecast in two minutes.
Cannabis, Dana Farber Cancer Institute And Cancer discussed on Pat Farnack
"A chemical in cannabis appears to help fight pancreatic cancer the study from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute says the cannabis compound the gives the plant its color has been found to be useful for stopping pancreatic cancer tumors from growing and for stopping the cancer from spreading but they aren't sure why the flavonoids treatments killed all the tumor cells and seventy percent of mice with pancreatic cancer that were tested for the study but scientists warn much more research is
Pancreatic cancer disappeared in 70% of mice treated with cannabis compound
"In that band and we did news this morning a chemical and cannabis helps fight pancreatic cancer that's what a study from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute suggests cannabis compounded gives a plant its color is useful for stopping pancreatic cancer tumors from growing and for stopping the cancer from spreading but they're not sure why the flavonoids tree been killed all the tumor cells and seventy percent of mice with pancreatic cancer that were tested in this study but science is one of those mean CBT oil is secure and the more research is
"dana farber" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the prestigious cancer shirt, three more years trained in cancer, and delivery of chemo and other treatments for cancer board-certified three more years than also at Harvard joint center for edition therapy, the prestigious radiation cancer center at Harvard three more years, board-certified nine years. Triple board certified, the only Harvard, triple board certified trained, radiation, doctor in New York. And one of the few in the world here for you. And this woman with bladder cancer and blading and not does long when Talas pillows, eight months. No answer until she came here. This is the work we do. And what a difference, what a difference it makes my name sector Liederman will be right back when Dr lead them and came to New York from Harvard ninety seven percent of women in New York. We're losing their breasts as breast cancer treatment, but ninety percent of Dr lemans patients with breast cancer, keeping their breasts. Dr Liederman an outspoken advocate of breath. Slaven therapy, educated women about choices to arm every woman about breast cancer, choices breath, saving whenever possible, and desired when every hospital thought standard radiation, was okay, Dr Liederman had a better idea innovative, Dr Liederman I book, brain radio, surgery to New York and body radio surgery to America. Meet Dr Liederman brisk conservative therapy over decades, thirteen eighty four Broadway at thirty eighth call to. Onto choices two and two choices about breast cancer treatment, most insurances Medicare, Medicaid accepted for a fresh second opinion, call, Dr Liederman breast cancer treatment. Call two two choices to two choices call. Dr lead them today. Two and two choices. You may be on the wrong road of cancer treatment of chemo isn't working, and radical surgery isn't wanted seeking a second opinion with Dr Liederman isn't bigamy. It's smart..
"dana farber" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the prestigious cancer, shoot three more years trained in cancer, and delivery of haymo and other treatments. For cancer board-certified three more years, then also at Harvard joint center for Asian therapy, the prestigious radiation cancer center at Harvard three more years, board-certified nine years. Triple board certified, the only Harvard, triple board certified trained, radiation, doctor in New York. And one of the few in the world here for you. You and this woman with bladder cancer, and blading and nine does in the long went tall is, but does eight months? No answer until she came here. This is the work we do. And what a difference, what a difference it makes my name sector Liederman will be right back when Dr Liederman came to New York from Harvard ninety seven percent of women in New York. We're losing their breasts as breast cancer treatment, but ninety percent of Dr Lieberman's patients with breast cancer were keeping their breasts. Dr Liederman an outspoken advocate of breast saving therapy, educated women about choices to arm every woman about breast cancer, choices breath, saving whenever possible, and desired when every hospital thought standard radiation, was okay, Dr Liederman had a better idea innovative, Dr Liederman I bought brain radio, surgery to New York and body radio surgery to America. Meet Dr Liederman breast conserving therapy over decades, thirteen eighty four Broadway at thirty eighth call to. Onto choices to one two choices about breast cancer treatment, most insurances Medicare, Medicaid accepted, for a fresh second opinion. Call Dr Liederman breast cancer treatment, call to onto choices to onto choices call. Dr Leedom today, two and two choices. You may be on the wrong road of cancer treatment of chemo isn't working, and radical surgery isn't wanted seeking a second opinion with Dr Liederman isn't bigamy. It's smart. I'm.
Over processed foods add 500 calories to your diet every day
"Their new diet studies out this week and they add more evidence that when it comes to staying healthy. It may not be enough to just count. Those calories what you choose to eat really does matter in pairs Rb reports on what researchers learned when they tracked the diets and health of thousands of women over two decades when the women's health initiative study began back in the nineteen nineties about twenty thousand women were put on a diet. They were told to cut back on fatty foods such as red meat and full fat, dairy, and they were told to add in more plant based foods, here study, author Rowena Boesky of the Los Angeles biomedical research institute at harbor UCLA medical center, but we ask them women to eat more fruits vegetables, and grains, but also to reduce their total. Fat intake, two decades later, what he and his colleagues have found is that women who were put on this diet at twenty one percent lower risk of death from breast cancer. Compared to women who didn't change their diets. This is significant because this is the first intervention study at anytime targeting breast cancer, where reduction in deaths from breast cancer has been seeing this study adds to the evidence that what you eat can be an important driver of health, but it also raises new questions about exactly which changes the women in the study made that may have been most beneficial. Here's Jennifer Liga belt a medical oncologist at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, there's been a walk that we've learned in the time since the study started about healthy fat, and unhealthy fat at a time when we're told to eat, plenty of healthy fats sources such as KADO 's and olive oil. Was it really an overall reduction in fat during the study that worked in the women's favor? Or was it due to other factors such as all of the good, nutrients and fiber that come from eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole, grains, Schabowski says it's just not clear. We can't really separate out at the present time. Which component was important. But we have blood on all forty eight thousand women, and now we will be a number of analyses to see if we can dissect out which were the important components. So there's much more to learn now. One interesting point, the women in the study were not told to count calories or reduce calories, but overall, they did lose weight. We didn't target caloric intake reduction, but the women did reduce their weight by about three percents. I think it's a message of dietary moderation the signings fit with another new study out this week that evaluated the effects of an ultra process diet compared to minimally processed diet it to finds that an overall healthy diet containing plenty of fruits vegetables, and whole grains can help prevent weight gain Darya schmo, Zafar, Ian is dean of the Friedman school of nutrition at Tufts University. The effects are really consistent with a lot of research coming out, over the last decade that you can't judge a food by its calorie count. And when it comes to eating healthy the quality. And range of foods, you choose matter
Crowdsourced AI learns to target lung tumors for radiation
"So got a fresh piece of research for you guys quite literate literally hot off the presses today in JAMA on college. It was like I said released this morning, and it has to do with the use of artificial intelligence in cancer care specifically related to lung cancer. And so just to give you guys a little background. Of course. Lung cancer remains the second most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States. There's approximately one hundred fifty thousand deaths estimated in twenty eighteen not to Bom anybody out, but we have some solutions here. Artificial intelligence is helping us out here. So the piece of research that I'm hoping to discuss today is having to do with an artificial intelligence based. Solution in radiation therapy targeting. So radiation therapy targeting is pretty simple. It's basically if somebody does have a tumor a cancerous tumor radiation therapy, targeting just deals with the radiation patient is receiving in the precise target on the tumor that the radiation has to arrive that to be able to get rid of that cancer, treat that cancer, hopefully, creating a good outcome for that patient. So artificial intelligence is helping us here in this research shows that computers. AI are actually hunting cancer faster than humans. Yup. You heard that correctly computers have beat again. And so this piece of research that I'm looking at here, which by the ways out of Brigham and women's Dana Farber was aimed at replicating the accuracy of an expert radiation oncologists. So he I is replicating. This accuracy of an expert who of course, has years of training years of expertise. And so now there could be some. AI solutions for helping patients who do have lung cancer who do have complications with that. And. Can assist doctors in targeting this cancer in finding it and for mitigating that radiation therapy targeting? So yesterday, I spoke with Dr Raymond MAC. He's the first author of the study, and he's a radiation oncologist at Brigham Brigham. And women's he told me that these solutions they're developing quickly. They're very useful. But they're not a hundred percent viable
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Bone Building Needs Bit of Breakdown First
"This is science Americans sixty seconds science. I'm Karen Hopkin. Exercise builds muscle, but it also strengthens bones. Exactly how exercise boosts bone strength is a matter of debate and a subject of scientific scrutiny. Now, a new study in mice shows how a hormone secreted by active muscle cells triggers, bone remodeling, physical activity stimulates the release of multiple molecules from skeletal muscle take Iran, for example, this hormone named after the Greek messenger. Goddess iris is produced by running rodents and by us humans when we do high intensity Arabic training once it's generated iris and improves bone density and strength to find out how Bruce Spiegelman and his colleagues at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School took cultured bone cells and located the receptor to which Iran binds, this receptor protein is particularly abundant on cells called osteo sites. These cells of the master regulator of. Bone remodeling and the most abundant cell type in bone. What we found interesting in. This paper is the magnitude of the effects, we get in terms of iris and acting to stimulate osteo sites and preventing their death in culture. Also their ability to make a key protein sclera Sten under the stimulation of iris scores. Ten is a protein that actually stimulates the breakdown of bone that Iran, which builds bone would promote the production of sclera Ston which destroys it may seem counterintuitive but Spielman says that this bit of bone breakdown that signals the body to engage in some skeletal renovation the results appear in the journal cell boning up on the actions of Irishman could help us work out. How we can derive the most from our workouts and possibly keep our bones dense enough to keep us dancing in our dotage. And the new work identifying the receptor. Also allows us to really a much more easily identify. What are other target cell types for IRA Sinn with particular reference to neural cell types, where there is suggestive evidence by us and others that iris in may play a neuro protective effect in disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and a LS? Thanks for listening for scientific Americans, sixty seconds science. I'm Karen Hopkin.
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"It's definitely a stressful situation for everyone involved in here to discuss as mayo clinic psychologist, Dr Sarah McCarthy. Welcome to the program. And welcome to mayo clinic, Dr maccarthy, thank you so much for having me. I'm thrilled to be here. Both Fred here and in Rochester, do you work somewhere before you came to mail? I did I actually was at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. So I did my fellowship there. And then spent seven years on faculty there. And what attracted you to Rochester. Actually a lot. The first time. I came to mayo. I was interviewing for a job that I told them I wasn't going to take and encourage me to come down. Anyway. And I was just so drawn by the people here and the work that's being done. And so when another position opened up in pediatric psychology, I actually jumped on the opportunity and relocated here. Danafarber. Great place to. Yes. Absolutely wonderful. I suspect your job can be pretty difficult at times. Yeah. It's so funny. When people ask me what I do. And I tell them that I work with pediatric oncology. They usually look at me like, I'm crazy. But. I have every day to work with just absolutely amazing children, and parents and siblings as well as providers, nurses, physicians child, life specialists, and pediatric cancer is difficult. And there are times that it can be really devastating, but at the heart of it, it's children. And so every day, I get to go to work, and I work with children and children are resilient and positive an absolutely incredible. And that's why I do what I do what does a typical day. So they're oftentimes isn't an additive, but many days, I will see outpatient consults in the morning. And so these are ninety minute slots for children and parents oftentimes dealing with medical illnesses. So not just on college. But other illnesses, well and the referred to me for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it's a judgment to the news at the diagnosis. This is often a time for many. But especially pediatric cancer where families really struggle and research has shown that this is actually where distress for most families. That's the highest that they've heard those words your child has cancer. And oftentimes, they're just absolutely devastated and in shock, and so sometimes meet with me to process just what this means. I will sometimes meet with parents to talk with them about how best to tell the child about their cancer. What words to use? How do we explain treatment to them in one thing? We know is that it is so important to be honest with children about their diagnosis and about their treatment and by doing so and explaining their illness to them in a way, that's appropriate for their age. It actually is very helpful to prepare them for what's coming. And and this can be just a very powerful thing. And so how talk with sometimes families about that amounts of meat with children and families who are at the other end of the spectrum, and so may be approaching end of life and can help us locate some of those very difficult conversations. With the child's wishes what they understand and and supporting the parents and siblings. What is the importance or explain to me why you think it's important that a child be part of the decision making of their treatment. Why that is something that is so key. So you know, I think that it first of all it this is the child's body. And so what we know is that when children don't have information, they make up things that that's just how all of our minds work, and and that's especially true with children. And so if we don't tell children what's going on. Oftentimes, they will think this is so bad that they're not telling me, and they'll go to a situation, which is even worse than what the actual situation is. And so, you know by giving them information that's appropriate for their age. How we explain cancer to five year olds it's very different than how he would explain it to a seventeen year old, but giving them information that is appropriate for their age can actually really reducing diety because then they know what's going on. They know why they're coming into the hospital even explaining things like port access many children with. Cancer have to have some kind of central access either a porta-cath or a central line and with a catheter. Yes. So it's so many children with cancer have ports, and so these are actually placed underneath their skin. And so when they're not access they can do all the things that kids should be doing running around playing swimming things like that. And then when they are access access by cleaning it and putting needle and so simply explaining and showing a tout what that's gonna look like before it happens can be very important to them. We use things like medical play. We have mazing child life specialists who will put ports in stuffed animals dolls you name it they've done it. And so we do a lot of preparation with the kids, and that has been shown to actually really decreased airing throughout their treatment. When a child is going to be different from everybody else because they've got this thing going on. They lose their hair, whatever it might be. How do you help it kid get through that part? Yeah. Cancer diagnosis. So we talk about it again. I think the losing of the hair it's something that is I would say one of the most difficult things especially for parents and for teenage girls, but often. The younger kids sometimes aren't as bothered with it. But we definitely prepare them for it. And we give them a lot of choice. I recommend giving on a lot of choice about you know, how this is going to look. And so for some kids, they are not at all interested in cutting their hair before, and it's not until their hair is really coming out. And oftentimes it's once it starts getting in their food that that's when they want it gone. But really not for letting the child shoes, you know, when if and when they want the haircuts, and so then also talking to them about it. So if the kids are in school, then talking about, you know, if someone says something to you, what do you think you're going to say, and so we do some role playing and brainstorming about what they can say. And so then when they go into that situation, they're more prepared. Do you meet with the with the child and the parents together or sometimes individually, sometimes just the parents and then the kid I it's all combination. So it really depends, but the family needs so initially I often China meet with everybody together just to get a sense of you know, who they are as a family. With the when I meet with the kid a lot of my job, especially at the beginning. It's really just getting to know them, and and getting to know them beyond. There are a lot more than just that cancer diagnosis. And so, you know, some of us to sit in on one of my first few sessions, it looks like I'm just talking with younger kids, we do a lot of playing, but what I'm really doing is starting to establish a relationship with them and same thing with the parents that I'm getting to know the parents getting to know this family what that allows me to do is. Then if and when my services are needed when the crisis comes up or an issue comes up, we have a relationship to took off of and so I really think that this with children with serious medical illnesses. Whether it's cancer or something else, I think it it really is so important to be able to have that time to get to know the families before craziest come up because we're just I'm able to provide much better services, if I know them, and when they know me siblings as well. Yes. And I think siblings are often. A little bit forgotten about. And that's what they tell us how they feel that you know, when a child is diagnosed with cancer all attention goes to that child and family routines are so disruptive oftentimes for children at at least at the beginning of cancer treatment. There's a prolonged hospital stay, and so they might actually be physically separated from the child with cancer and their and their parents so siblings are at a definite risk for having difficulty. And so not only do I meet with siblings. I also when I when I meet with families, initially, I always try to talk about prepare parents for what could happen and give them a heads up. It also do some anticipatory guidance around ways to help facilitate the siblings adjustment. Even as we're just getting started with the treatment process can be very difficult on marriage too. Yeah. Yeah. Unfortunately, we do see higher rates of divorce in families who have experienced a serious medical unless there. Child, and it is so extraordinarily stressful. I mean, it really this is like the one of the most stressful things a parent will ever have to have to deal with people handle stress differently. And so again, I think that's an issue that I I try to talk with parents about up front of just, you know, how do you cope with stress has their partner cope with stress, you know, and how can we continue to support each of you, and how can you continue to support each other during this because one of the things that we know that child's adjustment to their onus has really greatly influenced. For the more. We can do for the parents end up. Laura, you're talking about the emotional toll childhood cancer has on families. With mayo clinic psychologist Dr Sarah McCarthy McCarthy, thanks so much. We're going to take a short break when we come back here from another member of a pediatric cancer care teams learned about.
Early supper associated with lower risk of breast and prostate cancer
"Not only. You are what you eat. But you are how you eat. And it might very well be that you are when you meet that's what the lead author of a new study out of Spain had to say about the findings of his research, mainly people who eat dinner at least two hours before going to sleep have a lower risk of breast cancer and prostate cancer compared to people who go to bed shortly after the scientists at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, say previous studies have found that people who eat late at night have higher rates of obesity and worst metabolic profiles on the whole people who do less late night eating have better blood sugar control and a lower risk of cancer recurrence. Of course. More important than what time you eat is the content of your meals. We all know this a healthy diet can significantly lower
Study finds that those who eat before bedtime have a higher risk of cancer
"That's what the lead author of a new study out of Spain had to say about the findings of his research. Namely people who eat dinner at least two hours, before, going. To sleep have a lower risk of breast cancer and. Prostate cancer compared to people who go to bed shortly. After the scientists Dana Farber Cancer Institute say previous studies have found that people who eat late at night have higher rates of obesity and worst metabolic profiles on the whole people who do less late night eating have. Better blood sugar control and a lower risk of. Cancer recurrence of course more important than what. Time you eat is the content of your meals we all. Know this a healthy. Diet can significantly lower your cancer
China pushes back against US tariff hike
"China is pushing back against president trump's decision to put a twenty five percent tariff on about fifty billion dollars worth of chinese goods china says it is responding on a quote equal scale with president trump's tariff hike egg irwin is an analyst at china policy consultancy he says china is more than ready to tackle whatever comes their way from the us thunder calculations it'd been preparing for years they've looked through different scenarios especially they've gone through the history of japan and the plaza court back in the nineteen eighties and they have tried to cover the loopholes like their overseas investments the us and china currently have the world's biggest trading relationship however official ties are increasingly strained these days especially over complaints beijing's industry.
"dana farber" Discussed on KHNR 690AM
"That and by the way coffee the industry's a seventy four billion dollars a year industry but the problem is the workers are exposed to fortify times the recommended daily or levels of diocese and other dangerous compounds that rapidly can destroy your lungs and it's irreversible by the way in fact i won't get into the science of it but somebody to say that the cdc's inquiry followed a two thousand fifteen investigation by the newspaper the milwaukee journal sentinel showed exposed how naturally occurring chemicals that are involved in the roasting process of coffee endanger roughly three quarters of a million coffee workers in the us every year compounds are byproducts of from inflation foreign coffee is roasted and then released in greater amounts when the car the beans are ground so it's not just drinking coffee that can be somewhat hazardous to your health it's smelling it but usually only if you're smelling it as a as a profession a jail prevents cancer relapse you forty percent of people and we're going to talk to this to this point with dr milan ryobi on integrative cancer therapy and just a few minutes but about forty percent of people that have cancer see it return within five years of having the tumor removed while this new gel at boots the reboots them even system and at purchase any cancer cells left after surgery and those that have spread elsewhere the gel was created let's see if the dana farber cancer institute in massachusetts and it's placed in the cavity left when a tumor is surgically removed will release a substances that activate white blood cells swells interferon proteins that helped the body defend itself against cancer so this is a good good discovery and it could work for many cancers they say so now being tested on patients and so might be available in the not to distant future all right when last started call we don't have time to get to all of them but older people still make new brain cells people in their seventy seemed to produce just as many new neurons teenagers that's good news discovery could provide clues as to how we can keep our minds sharper for longer and just to recap this article the neurogenesis was thought to plummet after mental age that's the creation of new neurons but now it's still granted a lot higher in newborns and young children but you still make it throughout life the neurons production of.
"dana farber" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"So when it comes to the presence of muslims in in france yeah but actually that was always a debate in france or he always have led that extreme rights that has some really really strong opinions about that i think right now i'm a bit sad to see that topic being addressed in a really politician way because it's really important we have no people arriving in france and europe but it can get worse with all the international conflicts with but also the effects of climate change so we're really now to have a big discussion about the topic and the national but also european level it's not easy but i guess we could still find as something and solution in ways that are good with the the prospect of human rights you could argue couldn't you the the cynic in in any one could argue that actually the bar is being raised incredibly high for those who might see an easy route to getting citizenship do something heroic in france that everybody's going to have the occasion to do something heroic and i think also we the french or the english of the european we don't do eric things in our everyday life we just want to leave and leave in a proper way that was the deputy mayor of paris celia blowout distribution of the bbc news hour is supported by dana farber cancer institute analyzing the.
"dana farber" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Dna checkpoint to go to a football match and we shouldn't accept facial recognition cameras is it not the case that this technology just needs to be more refined because they clearly are benefits in china police identified and arrested a man who was wanted and they are dented him when he was attending a concert with about sixty thousand other people and china also identifies dissidents in crowds using this technology to and that's the great risk as the technology gets better there is the risk that we have a kind of totalitarian surveillance system police forces are absolutely straining at the leash wanting to use this authoritarian technology and someone needs to step in a you suggesting that the police forces who are straining at the leash is as you described to use the technology is it possible that part of the reason why they might be keen to use it is because there is also are being constrained that is the reason that they've given yes they've said that in the austin charity environments we have to look for technologies to basically reproduced the role that police officers normally play but what we're seeing is that the technologies doing a much worse job than police officers and it's costing a lot more it's been almost entirely a failure so he carlo of big brother what cha on data from uk police forces showing that facial recognition technology currently being trialed by police is misidentifying people nine out of ten times distribution of the bbc newshour is supported by dana farber cancer institute analyzing the genetic weaknesses.
"dana farber" Discussed on WEEI
"The dana farber partners cancer care fellowship in hematology oncology thanks for joining me dr liu case thanks so much for having me so to start this off generally speaking can one person spread their cancer to another person by close contact or by any other means and if not what is it about cancer cells that prevents this from happening is is not a contagious disease we know that cancer is caused when an individual cell gets a mistake in the machinery of that cell in the dna or other parts of the cell that caused that cell to grow and divide basically out of control for many cancers we don't really know what the causative agents are it's probably multiple things over many years but is clearly not a contagious disease or transmissible between people cancers are incredibly common we know that in their lifetime one in two men and one and three women will have a cancer and there many many different types of cancer and i think educating patients as much as we can about cancer sort of demystify is it it makes it less scary in and really we need to emphasize to our patients that and their families that these patients need support and have folks rally around them and there is absolutely nothing that will cause cancer to be passed directly to another person except an extremely rare circumstances which will talk about so going off of that what are some of the rare circumstances in which cancer can be passed from one person to another so there have been some extremely rare case reports of a pregnant woman with a metastatic cancer passing that onto the baby typically the placenta is extremely good at detoxifying and destroying preventing cells from traversing to the baby there have been you know some very rare circumstances where a surgeon develops a you know a melanoma with a needle stick or an injury during surgery where there are tumor cells but in general the body's own immune system has a means of detecting and destroying these very small numbers of tumor cells when people are exposed so we really don't think about that really ever i've never seen that happened you know there are some cancers that are driven by viruses patients who have hiv are more susceptible to a number of different types of cancer but it's not that the.
"dana farber" Discussed on Science Friday
"Yes so our work actually built on the power nearing work of nia so dr linnea actually discovered a very important mechanism that allows immune cells to eliminates dress cells in the body so stressed cells can be infected cells or tumor cells and so essentially what these cells do is that put up molecular flags and that allows cytotoxic cells in the new system to kill these stress cells it's a very powerful immune defense mechanisms but in many human cancers to evade this process and so but they do is literally cut these immune recognition molecules off the cell surface and then they'd be then the tumor cells become less visible to the immune cells so what we did was to figure out how we can prevent this cutting of these immune stimulatory molecules on the cell surface and be found that this elicits the strong and to my immune response did did you find this working in people we filed this working with human cells this is actually inspired by clinical trial performed by my colleague john off at the dana farber and then we developed antibodies tested them on human cells and human immune cells then be moved at into an animal model to look at it in the context of a fully functioning immune system and then we actually developed a humanized model to check whether again it works with human cells and with human to talk to linear talented about these natural killer cells how they fit into the bigger picture of our immune system.