Cancer is a type of disease wherein some of the body’s cells grow uncontrollably and spread at a rapid pace to other parts of the body. As it happens, the abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue, which leads to a demise of a human being.
There are several types of cancers and countless people passed away due to this dreadful disease. Scientists have been constantly figuring out remedies for this disease. Eventually, after several experiments, USA scientists found a way to cure cancer once and for all.
Yes, you read it right! Cancer in all patients vanishes for the first time during the US drug trial. It is indeed good news. A small-scale trial of a drug for cancer treatment shows a 100% success rate in getting rid of the tumours and preventing recurrence in patients.
As per the experts, this is the first in the history of medical science. The world may soon be able to prevent cancer. In a first, drug trial has shown 100% removal of cancer in patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, US.
As per The New York Times, the drug “dostarlimab” was given to 12 rectal cancer patients, who apparently recovered from the disease. The drug trial has instilled hopes that cancer can be cured completely without having to go through long and painful chemotherapy sessions or surgeries.
The recent results were indeed “stunning” and have now given hope to billions of people across the globe. As per World Health Organisation, close to 10 million people passed away in 2020. This amounted to cancer being responsible for nearly one in six deaths.
Now, it is good to note that scientists have discovered a cure for cancer. Meanwhile, an Oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a co-author of the study Dr Andrea Cercek said: “There were a lot of happy tears.”
The cost of the treatment is too expensive. The drug, if given a green light for mass use in future, the trial doses is estimated at $11,000 each or nearly INR 8.55 lakh per dose.
In fact, the cancer patients were given dostarlimab every 3 weeks for six months. The medication proved to be really effective as it unmasked cancer cells. As a result, it let the body’s immune system find and destroy them naturally.