The day to day diary of a patient with bladder cancer
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Very good news
Drug's 'spectacular success' offers new hope for bladder cancer patients with doctors hailing biggest advance in 30 years
A new drug is showing 'spectacular' results in patients with bladder cancer, which kills 5,000 people in Britain a year.
are hailing the immunotherapy drug - known as an 'anti-PDL1' - as
potentially the biggest advance in the treatment of the disease in 30
tests, the drug, given by intravenous drip, cleared all visible tumours
from two patients with advanced cancer in a matter of weeks. And it
shrank tumours in a quarter of patients treated - a success rate about
double that of much more toxic chemotherapy.