Some polyps found during screening colonoscopies cannot be safely removed during the procedure. These so-called complex polyps are considered difficult, because they are either too large, too flat, or located in an area that makes them unsuitable for conventional removal.
"Now that we know so much more about tumors and the immune system, we can start utilizing our immune system in the context of gene therapy technology. That means the cell therapies we currently have are a proven principle."
While amyloidosis is not cancer, it is sometimes treated with standards of “cancer-combat” care, and people with multiple myeloma – a blood cancer that begins in the bone marrow – may be at a higher risk for developing amyloidosis.