Scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland, have reported putting a woman with advanced, stage IV breast cancer into complete remission using an innovative form of immunotherapy.
A team of almost two dozen NCI scientists reported on the case of Judy Perkins, a 49-year-old engineer from Florida who had metastatic breast cancer. Like many patients, her tumor was estrogen receptor-positive and HER2-negative. According to their report in Nature Medicine, the treatment destroyed her cancer cells so effectively that she has been in remission for two years. The NCI doctors who cared for her have called her response “remarkable.”…
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