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  • maggie15
    maggie15 Member Posts: 998
    edited December 2023
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    My recent dental crowns and bridge used this technology which is now being perfected to make a customized more natural breast prosthesis. The results were definitely an improvement on the old mouth mold method.

    https://today.uconn.edu/2023/12/kuhn-develops-patent-pending-process-to-create-comfortable-prosthetics-for-breast-cancer-survivors/#

  • olma61
    olma61 Member Posts: 1,025
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    This TheraBionicP1 seems a perfect fit for otherwise inoperable metastatic tumors! Why isn’t this already in use for all of us?

  • amel_83
    amel_83 Member Posts: 160
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    Anybody van give me more info about

    TheraBionicP1. How it work? Should it be a specific kind for breast cancer? Are there any stidies? Somebody is using it?

    Thank you!

  • homemom
    homemom Member Posts: 830
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    I've thought about this and my take is, if it truly helps prevent recurrence, then I'd rather take it when I DON'T have stage four and keep stage 4 away.

  • amel_83
    amel_83 Member Posts: 160
    edited April 13
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    I read this article and though it can be interesting for er+ type. Still a lot to investigate, but may be promising in the future

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2024/02/240212133206.htm

  • threetree
    threetree Member Posts: 1,427
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    Thanks for this, Amel. It sounds promising. I always wonder though, just how long it will take for new breakthroughs like this to really come to fruition and get out there on the market. The testing seems to just take forever.

  • aprilgirl1
    aprilgirl1 Member Posts: 778
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    Thanks for posting this article ! I believe there are a few stage IV members on here taking this "off label " . It's not hard to buy as it is popular among fitness / body builders . I think I'll talk to my oncologist about it next visit .

  • amel_83
    amel_83 Member Posts: 160
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    Yes I know it alwais take long time, and often the study doesn't go nowhere...

    But sometimes you can find a trial available for new studies, before they actually get approved. This one is already ongoing and an oncologist frpm Colorado that know the resercher team told me that for somebody is working really well, and for somebody doesn't work at all and they are trying to understand why so.

    Also being a drug alteady used in other fields, like Aprilgirl pointed out, it may be faster to approve, as it already passed some tests.

    My hope is that there will be an extra line for er+ before chemo, so we can have more time, and wait for even more treatment available!

  • threetree
    threetree Member Posts: 1,427
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    Amel and April1 - Thanks for the additional information. It is very interesting and I hope this proves to be another tool for the toolbox in the not too distant future.

  • bsandra
    bsandra Member Posts: 1,017
    edited April 15
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    I waited for these trials for a long time… finally someone started not to be afraid to do what we all knew for a long time: there are cures, we just have to confirm them. Paradigm shift!

    Saulius

  • cure-ious
    cure-ious Member Posts: 2,756
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    Fascinating, Saulius!

  • illimae
    illimae Member Posts: 5,617
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    Wow, that SAPPHO introduction is really throwing everything at the cancer.

    Thanks for sharing

  • bsandra
    bsandra Member Posts: 1,017
    edited April 16
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    Dear Cureious and Illimae - I really think they will get very good results with SAPPHO. All the heavy guns are in. It is a "predestined" trial (there are several studies that suggest results), we know the outcome, just % are not clear, and we need it for paradigm shift. I am really tired of hearing that stage IV is completely not curable, when so many single proved cases all over the world say otherwise. Doctors, as specialists, also need proof to start giving us real "official" hope, and not just a false one of "prolonged survival". I also am sure that such trials will pave the way to other trials for other BC histologies and relapsed disease, and those have also therapies that are good enough to stand up to the agenda. If I am too positive, please, you can punch me, I accept it:)D

    Saulius

  • cure-ious
    cure-ious Member Posts: 2,756
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    Saulius, I'd be OK with some just some really durable responses while waiting for a cure, and we could get rid of all these dog PFSs in 3-6 mo range

  • bsandra
    bsandra Member Posts: 1,017
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    Yes, dear Cureious, I absolutely agree. My point is that durable responses already happen (take Cleopatra after 10 years - stunning!) and they cannot be ignored anymore - they have to be researched, and practices have to be implemented to put more and more people into that "state". When I say "cured", I more or less mean the same (knowing the complexity of cancer), as we should not see a cure as an extermination of last cell but rather as a balance where you can live your life with quality and be more or less sure that you'll die of other causes:) But on the other hand… such a word as "cured" exists and I really really really like it:))

    Saulius

  • cure-ious
    cure-ious Member Posts: 2,756
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    oh, exactly!!! Just return my body to the point where the immune system can keep up with the cancer- how hard can it be?!

  • zen1028
    zen1028 Member Posts: 62
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    Found this news on a recently FDA approved item. Currently approved only for liver cancer but there is so much potential.

    Histotripsy

    https://www.news-medical.net/news/20231009/FDA-approves-the-use-of-sound-waves-to-break-down-tumors-in-humans-for-liver-treatment.aspx

  • amel_83
    amel_83 Member Posts: 160
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    @zen1028

    Thank you, very interesting. I wonder if it can work on liver metastasis too or just primary liver tumor.

    And let hope it will be studied more!

  • zen1028
    zen1028 Member Posts: 62
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    Hi amel_83

    Base on the company's press release, it is a possibility. The idea that it can also invoke the body's immune system to attack the remaining tumor, as its protective wall is gone, is an added bonus. Hope there will be more research onto that portion to see how long that immune response stays in our system.

    https://histosonics.com/news/worlds-first-patients-treated-with-novel-edison-histotripsy-system/

  • bsandra
    bsandra Member Posts: 1,017
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    Hmm, seems like ultrasound technology, reminds me a bit of kidney stone-destruction. A mechanical cyber-knife. For sure you can work on anything - primary tumors or metastases, does not matter. Nice! Saulius

  • zen1028
    zen1028 Member Posts: 62
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    Looks like a new method is found…this is exciting. Hope we have most of these exciting 'items' to real world use soon…

  • threetree
    threetree Member Posts: 1,427
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    Here's hopin'. Probably years and years away though. Interesting idea and nice to see them looking at something a bit "outside the box".

  • amel_83
    amel_83 Member Posts: 160
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    Very interesting!

  • amel_83
    amel_83 Member Posts: 160
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    Hi eberybody

    I was comsidering thermoablation for my liver, as an oncologist just suggested it to me. Along with systemic therapy off course.

    I was wondering if anybody here ever had it or know something more about it.

    I think will be good yo add some more local therapy to the hormone therapy maybe.

    Can it cause the cancer to become more aggressive? It is worth?

    Thank you for any info.

  • bsandra
    bsandra Member Posts: 1,017
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    Dear amel_83, I know that our NCI does cryoablation, so I am not completely sure if it is the same thing as "thermoablation", as the last thing should be heat. I personally know the surgeon who does these cryoablations and results are really good if they are able to cryoablate with bigger margins. Liver is a big organ and regrowths fast, so it is really one of the best for local procedures.

    Saulius

  • amel_83
    amel_83 Member Posts: 160
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    @bsandra

    ThAnk you, I will look into cryoablations as well!

  • threetree
    threetree Member Posts: 1,427
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    I've been watching what's going on with vaccines, so was real glad to see this, but doesn't look like breast cancer is one of the cancers they are currently working with. I guess there's always hope though.

  • morrigan2575
    morrigan2575 Member Posts: 801
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    There are several vaccines in clinical trials in the US for Breast Cancer, HER2+ in particular.

    I participated in a trial for DC1 Vaccine, which sounds similar, they took my WBC and combined them with DC1 with the intent of teaching my immune system to target any cancer cells

  • threetree
    threetree Member Posts: 1,427
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    How did your trial work out! It's my understanding that the vaccines being touted these days are for triple negative and nothing for ER positive, but not totally sure. I asked my oncologist if he thought a viable vaccine would be out there fairly soon, i.e. at a point where it could benefit me, not to mention others, and he cautioned me not to get my hopes up too much, but then added that sometimes things can change rapidly. Just more luck of the draw I guess.