“Take My Cancer” is the art of NFT made from cancer cells

The Take My Cancer project is a unique NFT artwork made from images of cancer cells to save the lives of patients battling these cancers..

The “Buy My Cancer” project, which combines modern art, modern medicine, science and NFT technology, was implemented in cooperation with the National Oncology Institute. Maria Skłodowskiej-Curie in Gliwice, artist PawełSWANSKI and Alivia Onkofundacja and Ogilvy creative agency for her charges. Buy My Cancer is also an innovative model for financing expensive cancer treatments. This includes using images of real cancer cells, turning them into works of art, and creating NFT (Non-funqable Tokenirreplaceable badge) – a unique, digital certificate stored in a blockchain that allows unambiguous identification of the associated work of art.

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Proceeds from the campaign will be used to cover the treatment of patients suffering from cancer in Poland. In this publication, photos of the cells come from patients at the Gliwice Oncology Institute, and their treatment will be donated with the help of Alivia Oncofundation.

Alivia Oncofundation strives to provide equal access to the best cancer treatment for everyone. It advocates for the dignity of cancer patients and creates tools for patients to make informed health decisions. For more than 10 years, it has been one of the leading non-governmental organizations supporting cancer patients in Poland. Alivia Oncofundation has already donated more than 26 million PLN to cancer patients.

It is a combination of science, medicine, art and NFT

It was recorded by scientists under a confocal microscope: dr hab. Images of cancer cells by Tomasz Cichonia, MD, PhD and Ryszard Smolarczyk, MD, PhD served as a starting point for creating works of art. The photos were taken with the support of Dr. Hub. n.med.Tomasz Rutkowski. Each of the photos is placed on canvas as a “base” for the painting. Then the Polish artist Paweł SWANSKI drew on them the structures that fight cancer cells.

All the images created in this way, as well as all the performances, were filmed and turned into NFT collections.

NFT will be available on the largest international NFT platforms: VAST and OpenSea. Proceeds from this publication will go to Alivia Oncofundation, which will fund the treatment of patients qualified for the treatment of CAR-T cells. The first patient is Jacob Burnos, a student at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, who suffers from a rare type of cancer – a chemotherapy-resistant form of aggressive lymphoma. The developers hope that other patients will soon receive similar support under the project.

Cancer Cells (Buy Cancer, NFT)
Cancer Cells (Buy Cancer, NFT)

CAR-T cells are often the last hope for cancer patients who have no other treatment options. Unfortunately, it is extremely expensive. I am personally involved in the “Buy My Cancer” project, because I have many such patients under my care and I can not help them alone – says Professor Sebastian Gibel.

Method of treatment

CAR-T cells is a modern, highly effective and dynamically developing field of immunotherapy that can fight cancer that is not sensitive to other treatments.

CAR-T cells use the patient’s own immune cells (lymphocytes). They undergo genetic engineering (reprogramming) to recognize and fight cancer cells. After appropriate stimulation, they are again given to the patient in an intravenous form. When in contact with cancer, lymphocytes multiply and remain in the body as a “living medicine”.

Professor Jacek Jassem says: – I think that the term “jump therapy” is widely used in Poland, and it causes harmful emotions. However, the CAR-T cell method deserves this name – it is the beginning of a new era in oncology. Your opinion I express myself not only as a doctor, but also as a patient.

#Get My Cancer

The action begins #buymycancerchallenge, artist Paweł SWANSKI nominates another artist and the participating experts: Prof. Sebastian Giebel and Prof. Jacek Jassem will show other scientists for the next NFT series. As in the first edition, the works will be based on images of cancer patients’ cells. The funds will help Alivia Oncofundation fund their treatment.

SWANSKI (Buy My Cancer, NFT)

Project website: buymycancer.org.

The legal guardians of the project are Wolf Theiss and Bird & Bird.

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source: Alivia Oncology Foundation

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