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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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The unexpected result of a cancer trial: remission in every patient

Sascha Roth, a runner who helps run a family-owned furniture store, in Bethesda, Maryland on June 3, 2022, learned she had rectal cancer in 2019. A small rectal cancer study leads to a remission in each patient. (Shuran Huang/The New York Times) This was a small trial, just 18 patients with rectal cancer, all of …

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The unexpected result of a cancer trial: remission in every patient

Sascha Roth, a runner who helps run a family-owned furniture store, in Bethesda, Maryland on June 3, 2022, learned she had rectal cancer in 2019. A small rectal cancer study leads to a remission in each patient. (Shuran Huang/The New York Times) This was a small trial, just 18 patients with rectal cancer, all of …

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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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Doctors only decided to test the patient in Massachusetts for monkeypox after blisters appeared on the skin with an indentation in the middle.  (This is an archive image of symptoms and does not show the patient)

A monkeypox patient in Massachusetts suffered from fluid-filled blisters on his scalp, palms and feet

America’s First monkeypox patient this year had ‘smallpox-like’ fluid-filled blisters erupting on his scalp, palms and soles of his feet, doctors said. The man – who has not been named – was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital on May 12 with a fever and rash after antibiotics failed to ward off his illness. Doctors initially …

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