Metastatic Melanoma Patient on How He Was Diagnosed

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Tim Shiery of Houston, Texas was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in August of 2007. He had spots on his brain, lungs, liver, skin and bone.

Metastatic Melanoma Survivor's Advice

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Tim Shiery of Houston, Texas was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in August of 2007. He had spots on his brain, lungs, liver, skin and bone.

After a roller coaster ride which included surgery, chemotherapy and TIL Cell therapy, Shiery is now a metastatic melanoma cancer survivor.

Listen to this metastatic melanoma cancer survivor's encouraging words of advice.

Path to Tumor Destruction

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Th17 sets off a chain of events that ends with custom-made killer T cells destroying tumors.

Helper T Cell Guides Killer Cells to Cancer

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Cancer manages to suppress or elude the body's immune system to survive and grow. Scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center show this week in the journal Immunity how the helper T cell Th17 awakens the immune system to attack cancer. Senior author Chen Dong discusses the findings and their potential application for patients.