There are ever new approaches to treating diseases as well as cancers. Here are two items on a radically new "tool" in development that has great potential. Authors claim that by organizing immunomodulatory nucleic acids into SNAs (Spherical Nucleic acids) performance is enhanced by SNA "... rapid cellular uptake, endosomal delivery, and multivalent binding. ... Immunomodulatory nucleic acids act by agonizing or antagonizing endosomal toll-like receptors ... proteins involved in innate immune signaling."
Abstract PNAS pnas.org/content/early/2015...
Researchers at AuraSense Therapeutics have shown that SNAs are potent "drugs" to both dampen or boosting the immune response. Think about not just the cancer side of CLL but the autoimmune component that often accompanies the cancer cells. Other descriptions in this article are inspiring and hope filled.
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