Staggering trial reveals a new breast cancer treatment that wipes out tumours in just 11 DAYS


A new treatment for breast cancer has completely eradicated tumours in just 11 days.
Doctors today described the unexpected results as ‘staggering’ – and said the new two-pronged technique could spare thousands of women from gruelling chemotherapy.


The UK team, announcing their results at the European Breast Cancer Conference in Amsterdam, said they had never seen breast patients respond so quickly to a cancer treatment.


Women who were newly diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer were given the therapy at 23 UK hospitals.
Of the participants in the trial the vast majority - 87 per cent – responded to the treatment, with tests showing that the cancer had stopped producing more cells.

But for some women the results were more dramatic.

In 11 per cent the tumours had completely vanished, to the surprise of surgeons, and for another 17 per cent they had significantly shrunk.


Doctors combined two existing cancer drugs - Tyverb and Herceptin – and gave them to women as soon as they were diagnosed.

The team, led by the University of Manchester and the Institute of Cancer Research in London, had initially aimed simply to shrink tumours in the few days before surgery.
But when the surgeons tried to remove the lumps – which had measured up to 3cm wide just a few days earlier - they found that in some women the tumours had already vanished.

Study leader Professor Nigel Bundred, a cancer surgeon in Manchester, said: ‘For solid tumours to disappear in 11 days is unheard of. These are mind-boggling results.’

Source: dailymail.uk
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