New cancer treatment enables immune system to beat cancer
This is something that looks very promising for cancer treatment and has created a sort of excitement in medical circles across the globe.
It is only its importance and usefulness in the years to come that has made the new cancer medication the most talked about thing during the ongoing Annual Conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The conference is being held in Chicago, USA.
Researchers claim that there’s much more they need to learn, before replacing any other types of treatments. They claim that it can be actually potent new weapon in the fight against cancer, your own immune system.
There is no denying the fact that doctors are excited about an international study which found combining the drugs ipilimumab and nivolumab helps the immune system fight cancer. The treatment was successful in stopping deadly melanoma from advancing in 58% of the cases studied. But there are side effects that forced about 36 percent of the patients in the study to stop therapy.