Spectrum Health Is Offering New Hope To Cancer Patients

Cancer has long been known as a disease with no cure, but Spectrum Health Cancer Center is giving patients every fighting chance they can. Along with being the only cancer center in West Michigan to offer adult blood and marrow transplant (BMT), it's the only center in the region to provide CAR T-cell therapy. Dr. Stephanie Williams stopped by to share more on these amazing efforts.

CAR T-cell therapy uses the body’s own immune system to recognize and destroy cancer cells with minimal damage to healthy cells. It’s considered immunotherapy, which has been called the “fifth pillar” of cancer treatment, alongside surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and targeted therapy.

Immunotherapy uses the patients’ own white blood cells to combat the cancer cells in the body, and the results for this treatment have proved so positive that the FDA rapidly approved it for use on children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and adults with advanced lymphomas. Spectrum Health will start treating patients this month.

For more information on Spectrum Health Cancer Center, visit www.spectrumhealth.org.

Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the 13 ON YOUR SIDE app now.

If you would like more information about advertising with 13 ON YOUR SIDE, please contact Jeff Olsen at jolsen@wzzm13.com.

Source : https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/spectrum-health-is-offering-new-hope-to-cancer-patients/69-620689803

Spectrum Health is offering new hope to cancer patients
United States : Cancer Patients Offered New Therapy at Spectrum Health
Spectrum Health launches new social platform to keep patients, loved ones connected
Beat Childhood Cancer Consortium expands into Canada
‘Pink drink’: new hope for cancer treatment being rolled out across the NHS
These Foods Are Increasing Your Risk for Cancer — What to Eat Instead
The Health 202: Here's a new way to raise money for medical research: Selling bonds to Wall Street
FDA approves Novartis Piqray® - the first and only treatment specifically for patients with a PIK3CA mutation in HR+/HER2- advanced breast cancer
Book Offers New Insights on 'The Origin of Disease: The War Within'
My Mother’s Cancer Diagnosis Taught Me That Doctors Sometimes Offer False Hope