New Cancer Treatment?

STEVEN L GRAHAM steven18 at
Sun Nov 19 23:53:36 EST 1995

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nigel at (Nigel2) writes: 
>Could anyone out there tell me whether this is really a good idea or
>totally bollocks or perhaps even not novel?
>Metastasis is a major problem in the treatment of cancer. About 50% of
>all cases of cancer have already spread by the time of diagnosis.
>So why can't we prevent metastasis simply by passive immunity-
>injecting antibodies into someones bloodstream which bind any free
>cancer cells preventing them infecting some other organ. I can only
>believe that you would need such a large dose of antbody as most will
>bind to the tumour itself. 
>However, my understanding is that surgery to remove a tumour often
>causes secondary tumours as cells are dislodged during the operation.
>Surely it would be sensible to inject the cancer antisera during and
>after the removal of the tumour.
>Any suggestions/comments/insults.
>Nigel J.Osborn.

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