A first-of-its-kind cancer breakthrough was announced this week.
Twelve patients who received an experimental immunotherapy treatment all saw their cancer disappear, according to a report released by The New England Journal of Medicine.
“Every single patient that received this drug had a complete response, meaning the tumor completely disappeared with the drug alone. So, that's what's most remarkable, is the fact that although it's small, it's every single person — you know, in a row, consecutively — that's getting the same response,” said Dr. Andrea Cercek, Medical Oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
All of the participants have now been cancer-free for anywhere from six to 25 months.
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