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Hear Nobel Laureate Jim Allison Discuss His Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment

Hear Nobel Laureate Jim Allison Discuss His Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment

EMT's Can Benefit From Understanding Current Trends in Cancer Treatment

StarTalk Radio’s Neil deGrass Tyson & Chuck Nice interview Dr. Jim (James P.) Allison about his team’s breakthrough in hacking the immune system to kill cancer cells. Specifically his work helps get the body’s own T-cells that are hacked to turn off the ‘breaks’ for the T-cells so they are prepared to deal with cancer cells. His work is approved will help treat bladder cancer, head and neck cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer, Hodgkins lymphoma, melanoma, Merkle-cell cancer, and cancer of any-origin with a certain molecular biomarker. For other StarTalk Radio podcasts, visit StarTalk on SoundCloud by subscribing here.

Wired.com printed a great article on Dr. Allison’s work and a brief history of the immune system and cancer here.

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Sean P. Haaverson has been involved in Emergency Services since 2000 when he started out as a volunteer fire fighter in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Over the span of his career he has experience working in multiple levels of emergency services: dispatch, rural and urban EMS, hospital care, austere and remote duty medicine, flight medicine, administration and teaching. He is currently a licensed Paramedic with certification in Critical Care and Remote Duty Medicine. Sean holds a BAAS degree focused in Emergency Management and Emergency Medical Services Management. Sean serves as the co-founder and President/CEO of Emergency Services Outreach and the Center for Advanced Medical Training. He is also the National Association of EMT’s State Advocacy Coordinator for New Mexico.
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