Cancer breakthrough as ‘amazing’ new wonderdrug destroys tumours in terminally ill

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A landmark trial found a mixture of two immunotherapy medicines harnessed patients’ immune systems to kill their own cancer cells.


Researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London and the Royal Marsden NHS foundation trust found that by combining nivolumab and ipilimumab medications could shrink tumours in terminally-ill head and neck patients cancer patients.


Results from similar trials of the drug combinations have alos given similar benefits for terminally-ill kidney, skin and bowel cancer patients.






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