PETITION FOR BRIGGS FOR CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR ALL - A New Era

Thanks for coming here in Briggs's memory.  I tried for a year to get access to the immunotherapy she needed.  Just four days after I heard we finally had a chance, I lost her to complications brought on in what was meant to be a short emergency hospital stay. 

It should never have been that close.  And no-one should ever have to go through all Briggs did.  Cancer disguises itself.  Immunotherapy either alerts the immune system to it or does such things as block the disguise.  The immunotherapeutic vaccine I'd been pursuing for Briggs had brought complete remissions in stage IV colorectal cancer. 

Immunotherapy's a potential cure in all other solid-tumor cancers such as breast, lung, renal, and pancreatic.  The Vice Chair of Neurosurgery at University of California, Los Angeles has successfully used it in the usually incurable brain cancer that took Senator Ted Kennedy and, in 2015, Joe Biden's son Beau.  She has patients still cancer-free at over 10 years.

In early 2016 an immunotherapy put President Jimmy Carter's stage IV melanoma into complete remission despite it having already spread to his liver and brain.  Development of it was led by a professor on this petition.

Immunotherapy's also worked in acute leukemia.  In 2012 all treatment had failed with a 6-year-old girl at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Her condition was terminal, but a test after 3 weeks showed no cancer.  60 Minutes later ran a story on it.  Memorial Sloan-Kettering has succeeded in adult leukemia.

If you'd like to read more on immunotherapy, this article of mine about it and Briggs was featured by the Huffington Post and Stand Up to Cancer: 30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'.

Please join us in calling for the cancer industry, cancer organizations, and governments to reorient the primary direction of research, treatment, and funding to the safest, most potentially curative immunotherapies in every cancer, and, notably, immunotherapeutic vaccines.  And in conjunction with that, to make information on immunotherapy routinely and widely available to patients and caregivers.

(If you've read Briggs: Love, Cancer, and the Medical Profession, comments to build awareness would helpfully reach more people as a book review on the Amazon kindle/paperback page: www.Amazon.com/BRIGGS.  Only the latest show below.)

Heartfelt thanks for signing in Briggs's memory, to begin changing this for others as she so wanted, and for anyone you know with cancer; I hope not a close loved one or you yourself.

Paul

I've begun a related petition to put Briggs's beautiful, smiling face on the cover of TIME to begin this new era.  40,000 people have signed so far: Put Briggs on the Cover of TIME.

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