US-based Indian doctor reveals brain cancer treatment breakthrough

first_imgUS-based Indian doctor reveals brain cancer treatment breakthrough The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Read Article Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals News Related Posts Immunotherapy vaccine shows promise in treating tumours, says neuro-oncologist Dr Manmeet AhluwaliaA novel vaccine that stimulates the immune system is improving outcomes for patients with the most aggressive form of brain cancer, a Delhi-trained doctor has revealed. Dr Manmeet Ahluwalia is the director of the Brain Metastasis Research Program at Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute, which is involved in a groundbreaking study of a new treatment for glioblastoma (GBM).“The use of the vaccine SurVaxM shows great promise for improving survival in newly diagnosed GBM patients,” he said.“While we are still in the relatively early phases of testing this vaccine, we are seeing some very promising results which give us a lot of hope for this patient population.”Dr Ahluwalia, a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, is a principal investigator in the multi-centre study.He presented its interim findings at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago on June 3rd.Dr Ahluwalia cited the case of Jeff Tabor, 53, one of the 55 patients who followed the traditional GBM treatments of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation with ongoing doses of SurVaxM, a first-of-its-kind immunotherapy that has been engineered to stimulate patients’ immune response to control tumor growth and recurrence.“In Jeff’s case, he has gone almost 18 months from his diagnosis, and – on his recent MRI scans – we do not see any evidence of cancer growing going back in his brain,” said Dr AhluwaliaTabor, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, makes lengthy round trips to Cleveland Clinic’s Ohio headquarters with his wife, Cynthia, to receive the treatment and periodic MRIs to gauge the results.The father of three said: “This vaccine is unique to this particular trial, and all the stars aligned for me to (be eligible) to get accepted into it.“Dr. Ahluwalia is really encouraged by my progress. Life is good!”Tabor began having difficulty speaking, reading, and comprehending certain words in early 2017, and was diagnosed with GBM. Doctors performed surgery at a hospital in Pittsburgh to remove the golf ball-sized tumour, which immediately alleviated his symptoms.Since most GBM patients only survive about 15 to 16 months with standard therapy, Tabor aggressively pursued additional treatment options, which led him to inquire about the vaccine trial, which is in its second phase.SurVaxM stimulates the immune system to kill tumour cells that contain survivin, a protein that helps cancer cells resist conventional treatments. Preliminary results of the first 55 patients in the SurVaxM trial reveal a 12-month overall survival rate of 90.9 per cent from diagnosis and 70.8 per cent from first immunisation, a vast improvement over traditional treatment alone. Jeff and other patients experienced few, if any, side effects. Researchers now plan to conduct a randomised prospective trial of SurVaxM for GBM patients.With his oldest son about to go off to college at the University of Texas at Austin, Tabor is looking forward to spending a normal summer of trips to the local pool with his family, while continuing his career as a program manager for Microsoft.“If you would have told me a year ago that I would feel this great today, I wouldn’t have believed you,” he observed. “Every day has been better than the previous day.”center_img By Sanjiv Das on July 3, 2018 Share Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025last_img read more

Lough Swilly Lifeboat brings stricken vessel to shore in overnight rescue

first_img WhatsApp 45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Google+ Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Previous articleGervais: New Brent movie shows folly of reality TVNext articleStrabane councillor claims people behind hoax alerts are being protected News Highland News Twitter By News Highland – September 8, 2014 Lough Swilly Lifeboat brings stricken vessel to shore in overnight rescue Facebook Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady The Lough Swilly Lifeboat was launched in the early hours of this morning after a fishing vessel began taking on water just off Dunree.Both lifeboats were launched and the Sligo based coastguard helicopter was also tasked to the scene, but was not needed as the liferboat crew managed to get a pump on board the vessel which allowed the crew pump out the water while coming in to shore.Lough Swilly Lifeboat Spokesperson Joe Joyce says it was another successful mission for the Buncrana based team………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/joycesept.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Pinterest Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Pinterest Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Carter, Clinton Compare 2016 Race To Political Crises Abroad

first_imgAdd to My List In My List A Philippine president who says journalists deserve to die and a far-right candidate in Austria, those were examples former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton compared to the 2016 U.S. election at a conference Tuesday night in downtown Atlanta.“These kinds of things are happening everywhere at the same time, so it isn’t just America,” Clinton said during his interview with Carter at a conference for the Clinton Global Initiative. Presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump earlier this week added The Washington Post to a number of media outlets he has banned from his campaign events.  Without mentioning his name, Carter commented on Trump’s policy proposals, like a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.“I think a lot of people feel not only alienated but kind of disgusted with some of the campaign rhetoric and the violation of human rights as a public proposal by major candidates,” Carter said.The Georgian said people are losing hope, and they don’t think the government is treating them fairly. “Those two things have caused the radical nature of political campaigns in other countries, and I think in this country,” he said.But the longtime Christian, who still teaches Sunday school in his hometown, seemed hopeful.“I think there’s going to be a reassessment in America by individual citizens and collectively after this election experience that we’re involved in right now,” Carter said, and the harsh rhetoric and proposals to violate human rights will be “corrected in the United States.”   Carter has yet to publicly endorse a candidate, but he says he’ll support the Democratic Party’s nominee.  Share Related Stories ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party For Whom The Bell Rings Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility last_img read more

Cushman’s management contract at Oculus extended despite woes

first_imgCushman & Wakefield CEO Brett White and the Oculus (Credit: Cushman & Wakefield and Unsplash)Despite a bevy of problems at the Oculus, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is sticking with its management company.The agency unanimously voted to extend Cushman & Wakefield’s contract to manage the 16-acre World Trade Center site by one year, the Wall Street Journal reported. It’s the first of three one-year renewal options. The firm will collect $850,000 in annual management fees for the job, with a $50 million budget for management, operation and maintenance in 2020.The leaking Oculus has already cost the Port Authority hundreds of thousands of dollars after the $32 million skylight malfunctioned on Cushman’s watch in 2018. The designer of the Oculus, world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, was separately fined by a Venice judge for problems with a bridge he designed for the Grand Canal in Venice.ADVERTISEMENTThe agency hasn’t decided if it will repair the skylight.Earlier this year, an indictment from the New York Attorney General alleged that a former Cushman electric manager and two contractors traded Mets World Series tickets, a Florida golf trip and on-demand luxury car service for preferential treatment at the World Trade Center construction site between 2015 and 2017.One former Cushman employee is said to have received $17,000 in bribes from the contractors in exchange for confidential information about future work at the site, New York Attorney General Letitia James said. The former employee was charged with corruption and bribery.Port Authority executive director Rick Cotton said the one-year extension would give the authority time to scrutinize Cushman.“We did it in order to give us adequate time to take a look at the long-term future,“ Cotton said. A spokesperson for Cushman declined to comment. [WSJ] — Georgia Kromrei  This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Northeast Ohio Playoff Baseball Scoreboard: 5/9

first_img Matt Medley Division IIParma DistrictBuckeye 1 Keystone 0Firelands 2 Bay 1Padua 2 Rocky River 0Holy Name 10 Clearview 3Jefferson DistrictLake Catholic 8 Jefferson Area 0Geneva 4 University School 2NDCL 4 Perry 1Lakeview 4 Edgewood 0Akron DistrictField 7 Coventry 6Northwest 4 Norton 1Tallmadge 3 Canton South 2Springfield 3 St. Vincent-St. Mary 1Euclid DistrictChagrin Falls 10 Benedictine 3Ravenna 9 Orange 0CVCA 11 Crestwood 4Woodridge 5 Streetsboro 1Struthers DistrictNiles McKinley 7 Southeast 0West Branch 7 Hubbard 1Canfield 2 Salem 1Poland Seminary 10 Ursuline 0Continue to Next Page for Division III Pages: 1 2 Related Topics Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.last_img read more

Jolly Hog concession opens at Ashton Gate

first_imgBristol City and Bristol Bears fans will be treated to a new food kiosk as the Bristol brand sets up shop inside the stadium.The Jolly Hog is run by three brothers, one of which is former professional rugby player Olly Kohn, who also runs the Wapping Wharf restaurant, Pigsty, with England rugby star Will Collier.The new concession will join the other exciting food and drink outlets at the Stadium which include a Jamaican food offering, burgers, pizza, Mexican food, pie and mash as well as many vegetarian and vegan options too.Ashton Gate Stadium General Manager, Ross Wormald said, “We are delighted to welcome a local family business from Bristol to our concessions at Ashton Gate Stadium.“We feel that The Jolly Hog will add a different element to our current concessions offering on matchdays and we can’t wait to see what food options they have in-store for both our rugby and football fans!”One of the members of the team, Olly Kohn added, “We are very excited about opening a permanent concession inside Ashton Gate.“The Jolly Hog is a family business that started in Bristol and has always had strong links with rugby, so to be inside the ground at the start of what should be a very exciting season on the football and rugby front is great for us.“We will be selling Jolly Dogs and pulled pork along with other great match day grub. All our pork is British, outdoor bred from RSPCA assured farms.”last_img read more

Masterpiece restored: Stolen Stradivarius will sing again

first_img In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 photo, violinist Mira Wang plays the Ames Stradivarius violin in New York. After a meticulous restoration that took more than a year, the Stradivarius violin that was stolen from violinist Roman Totenberg is about to return to the stage. Wang, a former student of Totenberg’s, will play the instrument at a private concert in New York on March 13. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 photo, the Ames Stradivarius violin is seen in New York. After a meticulous restoration that took more than a year, the Ames Stradivarius violin that was stolen from violinist Roman Totenberg is about to return to the stage. Violinist Mira Wang, a former student of Totenberg’s, will play the instrument at a private concert in New York on March 13. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 photo, violinist Mira Wang plays the Ames Stradivarius violin in New York. After a meticulous restoration that took more than a year, the Ames Stradivarius violin that was stolen from violinist Roman Totenberg is about to return to the stage. Wang, a former student of Totenberg’s, will play the instrument at a private concert in New York on March 13. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) WASHINGTON | After a meticulous restoration that took more than a year, a Stradivarius violin that was stolen from violinist Roman Totenberg and missing for decades is about to return to the stage.Mira Wang, a violinist who immigrated to the United States from China 30 years ago to study under Totenberg, will play the instrument at a private concert in New York on March 13, and more performances after that are possible.center_img In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 photo, Tatsuo Imaishi makes an adjustment on the Ames Stradivarius violin in New York. After a meticulous restoration that took more than a year, the Stradivarius violin that was stolen from violinist Roman Totenberg is about to return to the stage. Violinist Mira Wang, a former student of Totenberg’s, will play the instrument at a private concert in New York on March 13. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) The violin known as the Ames Stradivarius is one of roughly 550 surviving instruments made by Antonio Stradivari, history’s most renowned violin maker. Built in 1734, it’s likely worth millions of dollars, although it hasn’t been appraised since it was recovered.It was stolen in 1980 while Totenberg was greeting well-wishers after a performance in Boston, and wasn’t recovered until 2015, three years after Totenberg died at age 102.The presumed thief, journeyman violinist Philip Johnson, was himself dying of pancreatic cancer when he showed his ex-wife a locked violin case in his basement. Nearly four years after his death, she took the violin inside the case for an appraisal and learned it was the stolen Stradivarius. It was soon returned to Totenberg’s family.It’s not clear how often Johnson played the instrument, but The Washington Post reported that he played it in public as recently as 2011, the year he died.For Totenberg’s three daughters, who like their father had given up hope that they’d ever see the violin again, its recovery has been a series of joys. Jill Totenberg compared it to “Christmas, even though we’re Jewish.”They’ll hear it again at Wang’s performance for the first time since it disappeared.“I’m sure we’ll all cry. I’m absolutely sure of it. Whether we cry at the same time is something else, but we definitely will cry,” she said. “When that violin was returned to us, we really felt like our father was back in the room with us that day.”Another happy surprise: 35 years after it disappeared, the violin wasn’t in bad shape. Johnson couldn’t take it to a repair shop without being discovered, and he used Super Glue and Elmer’s to patch a few spots. It was unplayable because it had no strings and the sound post inside was broken. But when Bruno Price of Rare Violins of New York first laid eyes on the instrument, he was pleased it was so well-preserved. He and the Totenbergs believe Johnson couldn’t have played it all that often.“For us, in the restoration of the violin, it was purely conservation rather than any serious repairs of any kind,” Price said. “So, in a way, the violin is probably in better shape for having been stolen — a horrible thing to say.”Price and his staff took their time with the restoration, trying to make as few major repairs as possible. They sealed some cracks, fixed the broken sound post and replaced the neck, which must be done periodically anyway.For Totenberg’s three daughters — Jill, a public-relations executive; Nina, the legal-affairs correspondent for National Public Radio; and Amy, a federal judge — there was no question that Wang would play the violin first.“I’m not sure she assumed it, but all three of us assumed it,” Nina Totenberg said. “She really is like the fourth Totenberg sister.”For Wang, the instrument presents its own challenges, even though she’s been playing her own Stradivarius for two decades. She had about a month to practice before the concert, a timetable she compares to a jockey hopping on an unfamiliar racehorse just before a race.“To be able to really know a violin of that caliber, you need years. You need years to really know the nuances and to bring out the certain colors and bring out the different varieties of sound,” Wang said. “But we’ll make the best out of it.”Wang will perform two chamber pieces: a string quintet by Felix Mendelssohn and a piano quintet by Antonin Dvorak.No additional concerts are scheduled, but it’s possible that Wang will get more opportunities to play the violin. The family plans to sell it eventually, either to a musician or to a person or organization that ensures it will continue to be played and maintained.“In the end, there’s going to be one person (for whom) it’s going to suit their type of playing even more perfectly than with Mira,” Price said. “There’s a very personal connection that comes with these great instruments, but it sounds fantastic.”Follow Ben Nuckols on Twitter at https://twitter.com/APBenNuckols .last_img read more

Frank Lampard hails Pep Guardiola and Man City

first_img Upd. at 14:08 Brian Owen Frank Lampard hailed Man City and Pep Guardiola after they smashed Tottenham 4-1 on Saturday. IN SPORT.ES CET Lampard se rinde a Guardiolacenter_img 17/12/2017 “Give them the trophy now… well actually, leave it at Stamford Bridge until May to be fair! You can start the delivery process because the way they’re playing at the moment, they’re the best team in the country and maybe in Europe,” he told BT Sport. “With the ball they’re the best; without the ball they’re the best. They probably work as hard, if not harder than everyone else, and they have the best individuals. That was an incredible display.” On Pep, he added: “What I like about Guardiola is that at Barcelona he had incredible players who were already there adn at Munich he went to coach the best team in the league, but here City were not the best team and now they are a long way ahead of the rest and playing in a way which we have not seen before.”last_img read more

New coaches to take charge

first_imgThe Gippsland Power have announced that Rhett McLennan has been appointed as the senior coach and regional coaching director for…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Nick Creely last_img

Let the ‘Beautiful Game’ begin

first_imgThe Beautiful Game kicked off its World Cup Championship Thursday in Brazil, and while most of the public was at work, a few interested fans were locked in front of the television cheering on their favourite team.On opening day it was the Faraguna house in Nelson that was decked out in the Croatian colours as Guido and Boris Faraguna got together to support their homeland. Unfortunately a questionable penalty call ruined the day for Croatia, losers 3-1 to host Brazil.Action continues today with three games.At 9 a.m. Mexico battles Cameroon; at noon defending champion Spain takes on Netherland before Chile and Australia meet at 3 p.m.All games are on CBC Television.last_img read more