Scientists achieve major drug breakthrough that eliminated Breast Cancer tumors
There’s good news for women around the world where breast cancer is concerned. British scientists have achieved the unthinkable of performing successful clinical trials which saw certain types of breast cancer eliminated in 11 days. The clinical trial may well pave the way for effective treatments against breast cancer in the very near future.
Researchers tested a combination of drugs which were found to be effective in the pre-surgery and chemo therapy stage which was a first in the quest for cancer treatment.
1 Path breaking study involved a drug cocktail
The path breaking research published by Professor Nigel Bundred was presented at the European breast cancer conference in Amsterdam in March 2016. The clinical trials consisting of a combination of two drugs Herceptin and Lapatnib proved effective as a combo in comparison to being used individually. Both drugs have been used previously in breast cancer treatment as pre chemotherapy and pre surgery medication.
Experts were astonished at the results where tumors as large as 3 cm were observed to have been destroyed by the drug combo. Therapy if made available to the public would cost around 1500 UK Pounds. The amazing study found the combination to be particularly effective against HER2positive which was an aggressive form of breast cancer.
2 In some cases cancer tumors vanished completely
Among 257 participants of the study it was observed that almost 9 in every 10 women afflicted with various breast cancers showing a positive response when administered with the drugs. One in four cases displayed a shrinking of tumors while in others tumors vanished totally. The duration of administration, response and results found cancer eliminated in 11 days which was phenomenal.
The fact that tumors related to HER2positive were reduced or eliminated was the highlight of the research. Cancer cells were totally eliminated in 11% of women while in 17% tumors were considerably reduced. Funded by the cancer research UK, the most significant aspect of the research was that the drug cocktail eliminated the need for chemotherapy and surgery.
3 Unbelievable results according to scientists
According to professor Bundred “For solid tumors to disappear in 11 days is unheard of. These are mind-boggling results”. The treatment could radicalize the treatment of breast cancer making it extremely cost effective and affordable by all.
A significantly factor of the study which involved a second control group found that only herceptin administered to this group did not prove as effective as when the drugs were used together. It was proved that a combination of the two drugs were necessary to see cancer eliminated in 11 days. The fantastic results were still a mystery to scientists who assumed that the deadly cocktail inhibited cancer cell production and activate an efficient immune response in the body against breast cancer.