Promising Study Shows Novel Antibody Blocking Cancer Cells and Stabilizing Disease

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Description: Exciting research about a PD1 antibody was discussed at the big ASCO meeting of oncologists and researchers. The hope is a new drug could allow a patient's own immune system to renew its attack against cancer cells. As investigator Dr. Scott Tykodi from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance explains, the antibody appears to be effective against three cancer types: kidney cancer, melanoma, and non small cell lung cancer. While new trials will begin, there are patients who participated in the earlier clinical trials alive today one and two years after they were told with standard therapy they had only months to live.
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Posted on : 06/16/12
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