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Well he's played some amazing new developments in the fight against cancer.
Researchers may have discovered a miracle drug.
Here is more right now doctor David somebody from the fox medical A -- and a board certified urologist who specializes in treating.
Prostate cancer and we have an update on prostate cancer as well -- start this drug.
What does it do exactly.
This is a study that's coming out of Stanford in California.
-- it's a very very dangerous thing is research that's coming into field of cancer and we're really started to understand -- and the molecular level.
Normal cells these secret some hormone called CD 47 its -- -- flag that tells the body the immune system.
Don't kill me.
Make sure I traveled through the body.
-- over the years they got Smart.
And they are -- -- the same CV 47 so they're tricking our body and that's -- the cancer can grow.
Now this this research is is basically blocking this signals from the cancer cells.
Now we're using our own immune system our own soldiers to kill the cells to Kansas -- and that's very exciting.
They have done this in leukemia on the phone with a great success but now also they tried to them by cancer and ten out of ten -- We're able to be cured from cancer unbelievable to.
We should stress that the going to study in mice so far no human trials yet yes that's true but that's a great great start and I think I'm we're hoping that in the future there would be no more surgeries -- -- -- -- number of surgeries.
Less radiation is and use our own immune system to fight because -- that's very exciting now waiting for this for decades.
Absolutely but since it hasn't been tried yet on humans we still don't know about potential side -- facts and -- We still have some way to go and certainly this is in the face form one of -- because we still have more to go but I as a cancer doctor.
I I really see the potential for this this -- -- on Sunday house -- we talked about how we are -- themselves from own body.
Give them some virus could push it back into this system secure ourselves this is it different mechanism so we're really zoning -- an understanding because they're on -- molecular level and that's a big thing.
Are -- prostate cancer the current test a lot of false alarms people getting treated unnecessarily suffering from the side effects of that.
You know this test called PSA these poor test has gotten so much air pressure from the media and the public in New York Times etc.
It's really none of that test -- -- it is the only screening tests that we have you just have to know how to interpret this and I think a lot of urologist.
May or may not understand that we're looking at the trans and the rise but the exciting part about prostate cancer is.
Yes it's true that he has is not specific to process cancer and many other things such as a large positive woman -- -- -- bump it up.
They -- tests that we have one of them is up call help for example it's a compliment to PSA to reduce the number of biopsies.
Wonderful news there are also some other -- such as cost of vision.
What he tells me is that after surgery should go -- it radiates somebody or not because the risk of recurrence is -- So we're getting smarter and smarter and what would we need to know about prosecute answers.
There is life after surgery and in the hands of experienced doctors and surges you're going to be fine.
And like all the time anyone that has prostate cancer question is -- can directly email us.
And I've been always being willing to answer them so this is a special thing yes a lot of exciting news in this field.
Yeah people are always afraid if they're told well you had a high marker but we consider it low risk it doesn't seem aggressive.
We recommend that you just live with -- there -- people who -- on a couple living with cancer in my body I want -- out even though there are risks.
To the removal I'm glad you brought it -- because you know in typical practice I see so many people would low risk prostate cancer.
We go ahead and take the prostate and there's so much more cancer than we thought up.
And your point is well taken.
Sometimes we don't really know how much cancer there is so you're rolling the dice and you want to make sure that you ordered the hands of experience oncologists you may need more -- -- to rule that out if you wanna be on watchful waiting.
Certainly surgery removes the cancer tells us how much can see you have.
The PSA after surgery has to be zero.
So that's very sensitive but there's a lot of exciting news in the have a good test and -- -- help to narrow that down -- a lot of thank you some -- always --
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