Personalized therapy helped women with advanced cervical cancer

June 2, 2014 11:41 AM

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CHICAGO (Reuters) - A new type of personalized cancer therapy in which immune cells are harvested from patients' tumors, grown in the lab and infused back into patients showed dramatic results in a small, government-led trial in women with advanced cervical cancer, U.S. researchers said on Monday.

Two women in the study who had tumors that had spread throughout their bodies had a complete remission of their cancers after a single treatment, according to the study presented at the American College of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago.

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