Novel genetic experiment shrinks tough-to-treat cancer
June 1, 2022
In a novel experiment, a woman with advanced pancreatic cancer saw her tumors dramatically shrink after researchers in Oregon turbocharged her own immune cells, highlighting a possible new way to someday treat a variety of cancers.
Kathy Wilkes isn't cured but said what's left of her cancer has shown no sign of growth since the one-time treatment last June.
"I knew that regular chemotherapy would not save my life and I was going for the save," said Wilkes, of Ormond Beach, Florida, who tracked down a scientist thousands of miles away and asked that he attempt the experiment.
The research, p...