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Friday, 8 June 2018

New experimental cancer cure helping some patients when chemotherapy fails

Natural News: There are plenty of heartbreaking stories about chemotherapy failing, but once in a while, that failure can actually have a happy ending. That’s what happened to 52-year-old Judy Perkins, who found herself a few months from death as breast cancer spread throughout her body.

She had a mastectomy and had her lymph nodes taken out when she was first diagnosed, but a decade later, her cancer had returned with a vengeance in the form of a stage 4 lump. Chemotherapy and hormonal therapy both failed to have an impact, and the cancer spread to her liver and chest. With three months left to live, she says she was grateful for the life she’d enjoyed but wanted to try an experimental treatment for the sake of her family.

The treatment is pioneered by the National Institutes of Health’s Dr. Steven Rosenberg. It involves finding the few immune cells in a patient’s body that can see the genetic mutations in cells that trigger cancer and turning them into “cancer killers” more>>>...