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Every patient in this experimental drug trial saw their cancer disappear, researchers say

A small clinical trial conducted by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center found that every rectal cancer patient who received experimental treatment with immunotherapy saw their cancer go into remission. One participant, Sascha Roth, was preparing to travel to Manhattan for weeks of radiation therapy when the results came in, Sloan Kettering Memorial said. That’s when …

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Experimental gene therapy appears to have helped a patient with advanced pancreatic cancer

An experimental treatment appears to have succeeded in halting the progression of a woman’s advanced pancreatic cancer, doctors in the New England Journal of Medicine. The apparent success of the therapy – which involves modifying the genes of immune cells so that they attack tumor cells – could be a major advance in the treatment …

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