In the United States, a drug called dostarlimab has been found to be effective in the treatment of cancer.
A ‘100% success’ medication study in the United States marks a breakthrough in the treatment of cancer. The New York Times was the first to report on this.
Some persons in the United States with rectal cancer had their cancer disappear entirely after receiving an experimental treatment.
Dostarlimab is the name of a drug that contains laboratory-produced molecules that work as replacement antibodies in the human body.
According to the article, 18 rectal cancer patients were given the same medicine, and as a result of the treatment, cancer was fully eradicated in all of them, undetectable by physical examination, endoscopy, positron emission tomography or PET scans, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.
This is “the first time this has happened in the history of cancer,” according to Dr. Luis A. Diaz J. of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Dr. Hanna Sanoff of the University of North Carolina’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center told NPR that the medicine’s negative effects are few, according to the study.
“Very, very few in this study – in fact, surprisingly few. Most people had no severe adverse effects at all.”
The report also said that the patients were given Dostarlimab every three weeks for six months as part of the study. Their cancer was locally advanced in the rectum but had not migrated to other organs, and they were all in the same stage.
The treatment looks very promising, according to cancer researchers.