Most patients with the use of combination therapies come to a significant improvement, but in one patient (49) the tumor reacted really unexpectedly – completely disappeared in just three weeks!
There is always a fear how patients will respond to therapy, but these days the situation is totally different – namely, scientists are concerned that the new treatment against cancer is so effective that it could bring more harm than benefit to the body.
Clinical testing for the effect of the combination of existing drugs to cure the tumor in just three weeks. But scientists worry about the consequences of this treatment because the site of the tumor left a big gap.
This testing included 150 people, and scientists want to see if a drug works better alone or in combination with another drug. Most patients with the use of combination therapy led to significant improvement, but in one patient the tumor reacted really unexpected – it completely disappeared.
This patient, in the last four years was treated with chemotherapy and operations of melanoma that metastasized. Although several tumors were removed, the cancer was not stopping, and three months ago a big growth showed up under her left breast.
The woman received only one dose of the new drug cocktail, and when he returned three weeks after a new therapy, the doctors told them that under breast outgrowth completely disappeared.
They immediately took her to the CT scanner, which showed that the tumor completely eradicated, but left a big hole in its place.
This is not a problem in a particular patient, but experts are concerned, what happens with the tumors that are found on another body part such as for example, colon or heart. The consequences in this case would have been far more serious:
– Ironically but now the possibility to act medicine too well concerns us – report the scientists.
In testing were used known drug that treats melanoma – Yervoy and Opdivo, and that are acting by encouraging the immunity to fight cancerous cells.