A 51-year-old Briton, affected by an aggressive form of breast cancer, had ended up joining, as a last resort, a clinical trial in October 2019. And as reported The Independent this Monday, his cancer finally disappeared while his doctors gave him only one year to live.
It was in November 2017 that this mother of two children was diagnosed with breast cancer. In a few months, it spreads “to the lungs, to the rib cage and to the lymph nodes” indicate our colleagues. While her doctors say she is doomed, she decides to fight.
No trace of cancer
After a mastectomy and chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions, the cancer finally seems to have disappeared. But in October 2019, she relapsed. It was then that she decided to join a clinical trial at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Facility (CRF) at The Christie Hospital in Manchester.
“I didn’t know if it would work for me. But I thought to myself that at least I could do something to help others and the next generation,” she told the Manchester Evening News. For two years, she injected herself every three weeks with an experimental drug, combined with an immunotherapy drug.
“I feel like I’m reborn”
And in June 2021, miracle. Doctors can’t find any trace of his cancer. Those responsible for this clinical trial, who are constantly testing new drugs and new therapies, welcomed these “such good results”.
For the time being, this Briton, who intends to fully enjoy life, must still follow her treatment until December 2023. “Two and a half years ago, I thought it was the end. Now, I have the impression of being reborn” quote our colleagues.