Radical therapy helps woman beat terminal breast cancer

Jun 06, 2018, 8:21 AM EDT
(Source: Missie/flickr)
(Source: Missie/flickr)

A new radical therapy, which involved leveraging the power of 90 billion immune cells, helped a Florida woman beat her advanced breast cancer in a world first that marks a “paradigm shift” in cancer therapy.

The technology, also called “living drug,” is a highly personalized cancer treatment as it sources cancer-killing immune cells from the patient, notes the BBC.

The therapy is still in experimental stage but researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute are optimistic that the treatment could work in more patients with late-stage breast cancer and other types of cancers such as ovarian and prostate, reports The Guardian.