Magical Cancer Drug: Indo-American Patient Also Cured!It was the case of a miracle cure as an Indian-origin patient, Nisha Varughese, was among those who used a cancer medication that was being tried out by a research center in New York. The drug trial achieved an unprecedented healing rate when all 14 patients in the trial had their cancers disappear.

About the immunotherapy drug’s efficacy in curing her, Nisha Varughese says it’s a miracle.

The drug trial was carried out at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York using ‘Dostarlimab.’ The cancer center issued a statement that rectal cancer disappeared after immunotherapy — without using the standard treatments of surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy. The biggest achievement is that cancer has not returned in any of the patients for two years.

The reports suggest that this is the first time that all the cancer patients in a trial were completely healed with medication without any serious side effects.

It is being hailed as a revolutionary treatment shift.

The New York cancer center explains that immunotherapy employs the body’s own immune system as an ally against cancer.

Varughese, who can’t contain her excitement that she is finally cancer-free, recalled that day when she didn’t see the tumor; she was thinking, where has the tumor gone? She thought maybe it was hiding somewhere inside. Then the doc told her there was no more tumor.

One of the cancer specialists, who ran the trial, Andrea Cercek, said, “The immunotherapy shrank the tumors much faster than they expected.”

Usually, rectal cancer is treated with surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation, but Andrea Cercek said that none of the patients were put through any surgery. All they needed was immunotherapy.”

Andrea added that the patients’ bowel function, bladder function, sexual function, and fertility were completely normal.

There are reports that the results of this trial conducted at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will be generalizable to a larger set of patients with rectal cancer or not is still not known. But this is definitely a step toward a promising but unknown future with immunotherapy.