Gerry provided the following information to TLS, which he hopes will reach the right party:
Dr. Irving Weisman has discovered a very promising cure for all cancers. This March or April clinical testing on humans is to commence. Dr. Weissman learned that malignant cells uses a protein which he labeled CD-47 to protest themselves from being destroyed by our immunization system.
In the past 6 months, Dr. Weissman’s team developed an antibody to destroy the CD-47, enabling the immune system to identify and destroy the cancer. Experimentation in the lab and in animals has had dramatic success. Clinical trials will determine the success or failure on humans. Several caveats always exist:
1) Will the cancer cells develop other proteins to protect themselves
2) It is a long jump from the animal world to the human world.
Only clinical testing will tell the tale.
I highly recommend that the Houston boy with little or no hope of a cure be placed on the list of trials for human testing by Dr. Weissman’s antibody. The plea by the boy’s parents for money to try a cure by a doctor whose credentials are in question by the FDA should also be continued–trying both is a double hope for the boy.
To get on Dr. Weissman’s list will be difficult no doubt–persistence, arguing with the powers that be is the answer. I’m asking the Jewish community worldwide to help this boy!!!!
I’m enclosing several addresses to substantiate my statements above and provide further help to those who wish to have a greater interest in the technical aspects of CD-47.
Finally, I like to ask of all Jews to pray for the Houston boy and to suggest several things and suggest only:
1) Suggest all Jews do more Talmud Torah.
2) Suggest all Jews do more davvening.
3) Suggest all Jews do more Chesed —- deeds of kindness.