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New treatment for colon cancer shows promising results

Posted by jtsmyth8 on November 8, 2007

The war on advanced colon cancer just got sneakier. Doctors here have found a way to sneak a patient’s white blood cells back into the body as trained killers.

This is expected to prolong the lives of advanced colon cancer patients.

Now undergoing clinical trial, the vaccine treatment activates the patient’s immune system to fight the cancer.

The trial, involving 20 patients with advanced colon cancer, showed a significant 35 per cent control of the disease, a marked improvement over the 11.2 per cent response rate in current treatments, said principal investigator Toh Han Chong.

In the treatment process, the researchers drew blood samples from the 20 patients, whose average age was 70.



2 Responses to “New treatment for colon cancer shows promising results”

  1. Trang said

    The article is very short. Please advise whether conlon cancer treatment for male 76 year olds, spread to lung can have another choice other than 5FU, 6 continuous times interval by month

  2. Krystal said

    woud like more information about this, i am a colon cancer patient myself? and dr.’s have said there is nothing they can do………

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