Monday, June 22, 2009

Doctors "startled" by results of recent prostate cancer test

Researchers testing the effect of immune drug "ipilimumab" on prostate cancer were startled recently by the results. (BBC) In three men with advanced (usually terminal) prostate cancer, the tumors shrank to the point where surgeons could operate.

"Our surgeons had never seen this happen before," said one researcher. "The pathologist (who was working during surgery) asked if we were sending him samples from the same patient."

Further testing is required to see whether or not the results can be reproduced or if they were just a, you know, miracle.

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