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Doctors hail 'spectacular' cancer treatment breakthrough

Doctors have hailed a "spectacular" breakthrough in cancer treatment after a pair of drugs were found to shrink tumours in nearly 60% of people.

A British-led trial on 945 patients with advanced melanoma found treatment with immune-boosting drugs - ipilimumab and nivolumab - stopped the cancer advancing for nearly a year in 58% of cases.

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Cancer treatment success 'will depend on patient suitability'

How much patients benefit from the new immuno-therapy treatment announced today in the fight against cancer will depend on which drugs suit them best, according to a leading expert.

Speaking to ITV News, Dr Alan Worsley of Cancer Research UK said that patients might respond best to one type of drug or a combination of therapies.

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