Immunotherapy cancer drug hailed as 'game changer'

Immunotherapy cancer drug hailed as 'game changer'
 

An immunotherapy drug has been described as a potential "game-changer" in promising results presented at the European Cancer Congress.
In a study of head and neck cancer, more patients taking nivolumab survived for longer compared with those who were treated with chemotherapy.
In another study, combining nivolumab with another drug shrank tumours in advanced kidney cancer patients.
Immunotherapy works by harnessing the immune system to destroy cancer cells.
Advanced head and neck cancer has very poor survival rates.
In a trial of more than 350 patients, published in the New... read more

 
9 October 2016 in Health, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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