(London Daily Mail) A new treatment for breast cancer has completely eradicated tumours in just 11 days.
Doctors today described the unexpected results as 'staggering' – and said the new two-pronged technique could spare thousands of women from gruelling chemotherapy.
The UK team, announcing their results at the European Breast Cancer Conference in Amsterdam, said they had never seen breast patients respond so quickly to a cancer treatment.
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Women who were newly diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer were given the therapy at 23 UK hospitals.
Of the participants in the trial the vast majority - 87 per cent – responded to the treatment, with tests showing that the cancer had stopped producing more cells.
But for some women the results were more dramatic.