PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There’s a revolutionary new treatment for a deadly brain cancer. A Philadelphia team of doctors and scientists released a new study that shows something that’s never been seen before, giving a patient from New Jersey a second chance at life.
Glioblastoma is the brain cancer that killed Beau Biden, Tug McGraw, and John McCain. Now, for the first time, there’s a vaccine developed here that’s working better than expected.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Dr. David Andrews, neurosurgeon at Jefferson Health.
The scans show glioblastoma, the deadliest kind of brain cancer, disappearing.
Dr. Andrews and a company he created, called Imvax, have developed a new treatment that’s showing tremendous promise and giving hope to patients like Carol Fisher.