New York: An Indian patient was among those who received a “miracle” cure from a cancer treatment being examined by a research centre here, with all 14 patients in the study seeing their tumours vanish at an unprecedented rate. The success of the immunotherapy medicine in curing Nisha Varughese was characterised as “miracle” by Nisha Varughese.
According to the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center in New York, “the rectal cancer disappeared after immunotherapy without the need for the standard treatments of radiation, surgery, or chemotherapy, and the cancer has not returned in any of the patients, who have been cancer-free for up to two years.”
According to doctors, this was the first time that all of the patients in a cancer trial were completely healed with a treatment and had no serious adverse effects.
The findings of the research were published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology over the weekend. In a Journal editorial, it was regarded as “an early glimpse of a revolutionary treatment shift.”