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New cancer drug shocks doctors after curing clinical trial members

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A new colorectal cancer drug has shocked researchers with how effective it is against the highly dangerous disease after it virtually cured every member of a clinical trial.

Dostarlimab, a monoclonal antibody drug, smashed expectations in a recent trial run by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. The drug effectively ‘unmasks’ hiding cancer cells, which then allows the immune system to identify and destroy them. 

A year after the trial’s completion, each of the 18 participants had their disease go into complete remission, with doctors unable to find signs of cancer in their body.

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While the trial was small, it is considered game-changing, and sets up the drug as a potential cure for one of the most dangerous common cancers known. 

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