Rectal cancer may be curable, according to the findings of a small clinical research. At least 12 rectal cancer patients were included in the experiment, which was done at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. They were given the medication dostarlimab. According to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Sunday, this is the case. According to the report, the patients were given dostarlimab every three weeks for six months and then had at least six months of follow-up treatment.
According to the report, none of the patients had any indication of malignancy at the end of the follow-up treatment. Cancer has not reappeared in some people even after up to two years. According to the American Cancer Society, 44,850 new cases of rectal cancer will be diagnosed in 2022. According to the organisation, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer will kill 52,580 people this year.
It’s extremely gratifying to have these happy tears and happy letters from patients in our study who end therapy and realize, ‘Oh my God, I get to preserve all of my normal body functions that I was afraid I’d lose to radiation or surgery,'” says the researcher. In a press statement, Dr. Andrea Cercek, an oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering, said. Cercek is one of the paper’s co-authors, and it was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology on Sunday.
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