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Prostate cancer immune system drug results could be 'spectacular'

Prostate cancer immune system drug results could be 'spectacular'

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Drugs that boost the immune system have saved the lives of some men with terminal prostate cancer, say doctors in the UK.The team at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London said the results were "spectacular" and a "big deal".However, the therapy will not work for most patients. Cancer Research UK said the next step was to predict who would respond.Immunotherapy is transforming the treatment of cancer and is now part of routine practice for some skin and lung cancers. It works by taking the brakes off a patients' own immune system so it can attack a tumour. An early stage trial, presented at the world's biggest meeting of cancer doctors and scientists in Chicago, is the first to show that this approach works on prostate c...