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Alert Number 289

NK Cell Therapy: Better Than Transplants?

Date: July 28, 2008

Today I would like to tell you about a brand new clinical trial that has already launched at the University of Minnesota, one that might give patients a shot at getting the much desired graft-versus-leukemia (GVL), while steering clear of the dreaded Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). The good news is that CLL patients are eligible for this trial. I am so impressed by the concept of this trial and its potential that we have decided to fund part of the cost of this trial with your generous and precious dollar donations. Right there is a strong vote of confidence, our good housekeeping seal of approval as it were.

The science is pretty cool, and in our latest full length article on www.clltopics.org  I have done my best to give you a clear picture of what is involved. Late stage patients who cannot get a transplant because they do not have HLA matched siblings or matched unrelated donors may find this trial a very good option to consider – provided they have at least one biologic child of their own who is wiling to help.

I am back at work. I have been a workaholic my whole adult life and this is the only way I know how to deal with PC’s death. PC was our webmaster, editor, publisher and all round tech expert. His absence is felt keenly as we try to go forward with this mission that was so close to his heart. Stepping into the breach as our new webmaster is our daughter Radha Venkat.  I may be a teeny bit biased, but I think she truly represents the best of both of her parents.

Radha is a little unsure of herself as she makes her debut with this first full length article published since PC passed away. After all, she has some pretty big shoes to fill. She asked me to ask you to bring any glitches in this article (as well as future articles) to her attention, so that she can fix them.  She can be reached at .

Be well,

Chaya

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