Experimental brain cancer treatment was successful in the US


In this case, the 50-year-old man with glioblastoma, a particularly aggressive type of brain tumor, had already been treated with surgery, radiation and anti-tumor drug therapies but every time his cancer had returned and also spread to other parts of his brain and spinal cord. After surgery to remove the bulk of the brain tumor, the researchers directly injected the site with the modified immune cells six times. The remaining part of this tumor stopped growing and the patient is still alive more than one year later. The man did not develop serious complications. He had “a remarkable response” that opens the door to wider testing, said Dr. Behnam Badie, neurosurgery chief at City of Hope, a cancer center in Duarte, California. It’s early research, but it’s an important advance and there is hope to find an optimized solution


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