Posts Tagged "immune therapy"

Doctors report success using immune therapy to fight cervical cancer

Posted on Jun 17, 2014 in Cancer, Medical Rewind

Doctors are reporting their first success using immune therapy against cervical cancer, a disease caused by the virus HPV. In a pilot study at the National Cancer Institute, the tumors of two out of nine women completely disappeared and those women remain cancer-free more than a year later. One of the women whose tumors disappeared is Arrica Wallace, of Manhattan, Kansas, west of Topeka. She was 35 when her cancer was discovered in 2011. It spread widely, with one tumor so large that it blocked half of her windpipe. The strongest chemotherapy and radiation failed to help, and doctors gave...

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