[embedded content] BILLINGS- There is a new glimmer of hope for some women who fight against an aggressive form of…
BILLINGS- There is a new glimmer of hope for some women who fight against an aggressive form of breast cancer.
A recent study found that there is a new way to combine chemotherapy and medication from a patient’s own body to help fight off an aggressive form of breast cancer.
Billings oncologist with Billings Clinic joined Q2 News “Victoria Hill on Montana This morning on Monday to talk about the new research.”
“There has been a lot of development over the years, and one of the most important has been immunotherapy,” said Dr. Cesar Ochoa.
The new study offers promises, and Ochoa said they have seen the promise.
Trippel Native breast cancer is an aggressive and difficult to treat forms of breast cancer aimed at women under the age of 50 and those who are African or Spanish.
According to CNN, the new study was published on Saturday in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study found a combination of chemotherapy and antibody medicine introduced by the patient’s own system can help attack cancer cells, in some cases prolong the patient’s life by almost one year.
When breast cancer cells test negative for estrogen, progesterone, or human epidermal growth factor-2, a triple- negative breast cancer.
Ochoa said that the new treatment combines immunotherapy and traditional chemotherapy. [1
9659002] “It is a concept that differs from chemotherapy in feeling that we use drugs that stimulate your own immune system to attack cancer,” he said.
The study, which was published this weekend, used a combination of immunotherapy with standard chemotherapy in women with triple negative breast cancer. 19659002] “The people had a better response to treatment, had a decrease in tumor behavior and had a lower risk of dying from the disease,” says Ochoa. “So this is a great opportunity and a good option for women.”
The news magazine is linked to the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is October.
This week in Montana this morning, Q2News will be flying stories of recent advances in breast cancer research beyond the things that patients need to know to protect themselves.
All this leads to the second annual Pink Breakfast celebrating cancer survivors and guardians – which is Friday, October 26, from 6 to 7 at Montana this morning.