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GM-CSF is used to stimulate recovery of the immune system after damage by cancer treatment.

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Ema, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    Wonder if this drug could reduce production of antibodies against other diseases as well???

    Is this the same thing as GC-MAF??

    http://quest.mda.org/news/mda-awards-grant-test-potential-mg-treatment
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    There is a similar drug called G CSF which also promotes the growth of granulocytes including neutrophils.
    I believe it does causes raised IL17, which I think Lipkin was reporting as raised in ME, but I'm not sure. It can produce flu like symptoms including joint aches and a mild fever (in healthy people, its used to stimulate cell growth in granulocyte and bone marrow donors). It also has an effect on the stem cells in the bone marrow making them easier to kill off during chemo therapy as well as helping get them going as the bone marrow regrows.
     
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    thanks, looked into it but would be off label and too expensive as one has to have cancer to get this drug here. I think i saw it at $1000 an injection which one needs weekly, not sure for how long??
     
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    I could be very wrong but I thought I saw it at $1300 for 5 weekly injections.

    Or you could have neutropenia and a Porsche. LOL.
     
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