Factors that contribute to the development of breast cancerThe main cause of cancer-related deaths in women globally is breast cancer (BC). It ranks as the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in women in industrialized countries and the primary cause in poor countries.
End of year bulletin: Our journey in 2022JCWO´s mission is providing access to better healthcare services and treatments to those who need it most, while training new generations of professionals. Our philosophy is based on Doctor Convit's values and humanistic approach to life as a whole.
Science Series #15: Preventive VaccinesA vaccine is essentially a treatment that generates an immune response and helps combat various diseases by providing protection to patient specific cells by activating T cells and B cells to help fight off the disease and provide protection to the body.
A source of inspiration for students around the worldThe need for students to be able to empathize with others, value diverse perspectives and cultures, understand how events around the world are interconnected, and solve problems that transcend borders has never been greater.
Summary FlyerJCWO focal points are research and diagnostic testing of illnesses, as well as the development of new professionals via three high impact programs: Cancer Immunotherapy, Molecular Diagnostics and Internship.
Science Series #14: LeishmaniasisLeishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that is spread through sand flies in tropical and subtropical areas around the world.
Science Series #13: Incidence and mortality rates of breast cancerBreast cancer, like all other cancers, is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal breast cells that are either malignant or benign. Benign tumors are not cancerous and therefore not life-threatening.
Social Science Series #7: Fundraising for Non-Governmental OrganizationsFundraising is defined as the process of seeking and gathering voluntary financial contributions from businesses, engaged individuals, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. Most non-governmental organizations (NGOs), such as Jacinto Convit World Organization (JCWO), are reliant on the generosity of donors for some or all of their funding.
Social Science Series #6: Psychological Effects of Leukemia in ChildrenLeukemia is the most common cancer in children and teens, accounting for almost 1 out of 3 cancers. Most childhood leukemias are acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), while the remaining cases account for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Chronic leukemias are rare.
End of year bulletin: Our journey 2021We are pleased to share with you a brief review of our efforts and achievements during this complex year for the entire world.
Interview with doctor Marianela CastésOur team had the great opportunity to interview doctor Marianela Castés, a renowned chemist and immunologist who has devoted more than 30 years to the field of immunology.
Social Science Series #5: Mental health in developed vs developing countriesMental health problems are found in almost every country. However, reports suggest that perception and availability of treatments are varied in different regions, particularly between developed and developing countries. Know more here!
Social Science Series #4: Stigmatization of Infectious DiseasesInfectious diseases are caused by microorganisms in our body such as viruses, bacteria or fungi, which are collectively called pathogens. Stigma is a negative response to human differences. Know more here!
Social Science Series #3: PTSD in Covid-19 SurvivorsPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety problem that develops in some people after extremely traumatic events, such as combat, crime, an accident or natural disaster. Know more here!
Social Science Series #2: Psychological well-being of women with breast cancerBreast cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the breast; the cancer forms in either the lobules or the ducts of the breast. Lobules are the glands that produce milk and ducts are the pathways that bring the milk from the glands to the nipple. Cancer can also occur in the fatty tissue or the fibrous connective tissue within the breast.
Social Science Series #1: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO)NGOs are “legal or social entities created for the purpose of producing goods and services whose status does not permit them to be a source of income, profit or other financial gain for the units that establish, control or finance them” (System of National Accounts in 1993)...
Toxicity Evaluation of ConvitVaxConvitVax is a personalized vaccine for the treatment of breast cancer, composed of autologous tumor cells, bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) and low concentrations of formalin...
Science Series #12: COVID-19 VaccinesCOVID-19 vaccines allow the immune system to develop antibodies against the virus prior to coming in contact with the illness. Vaccination exposes the body to infectious foreign antigens, which are the spike proteins of the SARS-CoV-2 that lead to the onset of antibody production and immune system activation.
Science Series #11: COVID-19 and CancerThe COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire world in a drastic way, leading to over 3 million deaths and 132 million confirmed cases of infection. Unfortunately, some individuals, such as cancer patients, are more susceptible to catching the virus than others and are at a higher risk of severe infection...
Science Series #10: Clinical TrialsClinical trials are types of interventional research studies, conducted in order to test new emerging or already approved treatments to evaluate their effects on health outcomes...
Science Series #9: Cancer VaccinesCancer vaccines are a form of immunotherapy that can help educate the immune system about what cancer cells “look like” so that it can recognize and eliminate them...
Science Series #8: LeprosyLeprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is a chronic infection caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium leprae. This bacteria multiplies very slowly and the incubation period can take a number of years...
End of year bulletin: Our journey 2020We are pleased to share with you a brief review of our efforts and achievements during this complex year for the entire world.
Science Series #7: Breast CancerBreast cancer is a group of diseases in which cells in breast tissue change and divide uncontrollably, typically resulting in a lump or mass. Breast cancer can begin in different areas of the breast, such as the ducts, lobules, and the tissue in between.
Science Series #6: LeishmaniasisLeishmaniasis is a parasitic disease that is found in parts of the tropics, subtropics, and southern Europe. It is caused by infection with Leishmania parasites, which are spread by the bite of infected sand flies...
Science Series #5: Solid TumorSolid tumors are an abnormal mass of tissue that usually does not contain cysts or liquid areas. These may be benign (not cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Different types of solid tumors are named for the type of cells that form them. Examples of solid tumors are sarcomas, carcinomas, and lymphomas.
Science Series #4: HIVThe human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS if not treated. Unlike some other viruses, the human body can’t get rid of HIV completely, even with treatment. So once you get HIV, you have it for life...
Science Series #3: LeukemiaLeukemia is a cancer of the early blood-forming cells; most often, it is of the white blood cells, but in some cases it starts in other blood cell types. There are several types of leukemia...
Interview with doctor Kerdel-VegasOur team had the exceptional opportunity to interview doctor Francisco Kerdel-Vegas, a renowned dermatologist, researcher, diplomat and professor born in Venezuela, currently residing in Spain. Worked with doctor Convit for more than 25 years on infectious diseases.
End of year bulletin: Our journey in 2019We are pleased to end this new year of efforts and achievements by sharing with you a brief review of our journey during the year.
Science Series #2: Molecular DiagnosticsIn 1990, the Human Genome Project (HGP) began with the primary goal of identifying the 20,000-25,000 genes in human DNA. Although this effort ended in 2003, it is still widely regarded in the scientific community as a monumental feat of coordination and discovery. The resulting information from this 13 year effort has provided a conceptual and technological foundation for a shift in medicine in the near future. Although the project has ended, the challenge of harnessing and applying the information...
New Study on Breast CancerJacinto Convit World Organization (JCWO) is pleased to announce the publication of their latest work “Evaluation of a ConvitVax/anti-PD-1 combined immunotherapy for breast cancer treatment” in Oncotarget.
Science Series #1: ImmunotherapyOut of the five cancer immunotherapy types listed above, JCWO’s research and development is in the domain of cancer vaccines. This work in immunotherapy began decades ago when Dr. Jacinto Convit successfully developed and applied therapeutic vaccines for Leprosy and Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, the latter being widely used in Venezuela and other Latin-American countries.
End of year bulletin: Our journeySummary of 2018 achievements for the Jacinto Convit World Organization.
Jacinto Convit World Organization publishes a relevant study on a new breast cancer immunotherapySince its inception, the Jacinto Convit World Organization has strived to help the most vulnerable, be useful to others and work for humanity, by continuing to develop a breast cancer immunotherapy (vaccine) designed by Dr. Jacinto Convit during the last years of his life.