Clipped From Abilene Reporter-News
28, 1966-THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES IN FOUR SECTll ''^^^^^^^^^^^m^mfis^mmm^m^ CLEBUR Â· Â· ; Â· ' Â· Help May Be on way tor Doomed has very the Sherri, TEMPLE, Tex. (AP)-Charles . Edward Dobbins of Cleburne, Tex., may be the man for whom, Robert F/Allen of" Tucson, Ariz., a cancer-victim, is looking. Allen, a 28-year-old insurance, executive,: has .osteogenic sarcoma, sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer. cancer. He has had one leg amputated amputated in an effort to save his life. His doctors tell him that the cancer has spread and that he has two to six months to live. After Allen received this grim news, he remembered reading a magazine article which described described - a successful tumor transplant treatment The treatment, treatment, given a woman with skin cancer, involved injecting tumor cells -from one cancer, patient into' another with a resultant , buildup of cancer fighting antibodies antibodies in the bloodstream: of the second patient. Later some white blood cells carrying the- antibodies were Â·drawn from the second victim and injected into the first, helping helping the first to combat his cancer. cancer. . 'Â·.Â·Â·,.'Â·'Â· One of two Roswell Park Memorial Memorial Institute, Buffalo, rN.Y., physicians who last fall made a successful tumor transplant treatment, Dr. Sigmund M. Nadler, Nadler, has agreed to try the same operation on Allen and the person person he is seeking. Dobbins, a 39-year-old foreman foreman in the Santa Fe Railroad's coach shops in Cleburne, Tex., also has--or had osteogenic sarcoma. sarcoma. -He also has the same blood type (0 RH positive) as Allen. v . But Dobbins, as far as he knows, does not have-a tumor now. : ,. Dobbins checked into a Temple Temple hospital Sunday morning for a routine .checkup. In a telephone telephone interview with the Temple, Temple, Tex., Telegram Sunday night he said he "would.like to help him out if it wouldn't hinder hinder me." "As far as I know, I am perfectly perfectly all right now," he said. "I would have to talk with Dr. Collins first." Dobbins said he would also have to talk with his wife. Like Allen, Dobbins has a wife and four children! . Dr. H. R. Collins of Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Tex., is Dobbins' surgeon. He - could; not be reached for comment Sunday 'Right. : Â· : . ' . . . ' . ' . Â· ; ' . ' Â· Â· Â· : Â· ' ; Â· : Â· Â·'Â·Â·:.:Â· Last December 7, surgeons had removed a, contusion -from the bone abovelJl^bbins' knee/ On January IS^I^bbms: learned that a. malignancy had been found and the'next day ! surgeons surgeons removed more bone from his leg. , . ' '-:'Â·.;.'.;.". :. Â· He said Sunday .night that the surgeons had given him a clean bill of health after the second operation. -He had read The Associated Associated Press story about Allen's Allen's cancer in? a local newspar. per. He said'; he had discussed the story with his nurses.