A new cancer treatment frees the patient from the battle of cancer after 10 years
It may have taken 10 years, but John Hornsby Sr. is now cancer-free, and he’s over a year old. A new cancer therapy responsible for life-changing therapy offers a more targeted approach against non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It works by targeting T cells that help kill cancer without harming the rest of the patient’s body.
It’s a more targeted approach than standard chemotherapy. The clinical trial of the treatment ended in June 2021. This treatment left Hornsby Sr. in remission for 12 months, after just 28 days of treatment. The treatment’s success has been so impressive that researchers are actually pushing for a second round of clinical trials.
These second trials of a new cancer treatment will include a larger number of patients, which will clearly expand the range of results. Doing this is important because it may reveal more information about whether treatment has different effects on different people.
Finding new ways to treat cancers such as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has been an ongoing struggle for researchers. And seeing the success of this new cancer treatment is exciting. However, it is important to note that there is still a lot we don’t know about treatment. More clinical trials will help researchers better understand what other effects it might have on patients.
And if these trials continue to be as successful as Hornsby Sr.’s, it could mean wider availability of this cancer treatment. Making such treatment options available as widely as possible could literally mean the difference between life and death for some.
You can check an interview with WCPO News Hornsby Sr. in the video above for more information on his battle with cancer. And with any luck, we’ll hear more about this new cancer treatment in the coming months.