Immunotherapy is also called biological therapy and is a type of treatment that stimulates the body’s natural defense mechanisms in the fight against cancer, but also in other diseases such as asthma. It uses substances made by the body or in a laboratory to improve or restore the function of the immune system.
She suggests that the study could provide a better and more gentle cancer treatment for about 20 Norwegians each year, who will be qualified for the treatment.
– This is a direct consequence of the fact that we constantly research for our patients, and that patients join studies. It helps to develop knowledge.
– Was completely unthinkable
Although the study is small, the professor believes that the results are above expectations.
– That the tumor of 14 out of 14 disappeared in a way just does not happen, but then it has happened. Five years ago, it was completely unthinkable. We did not have the knowledge and the medicine.
True enough, the possibilities are kept open for patients to have relapses, and they are therefore further observed.
– If they have not had a relapse in a year, then there is very strong data, Ree believes.