Vicky Brown, 61, a former college teacher was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2006 which returned and spread to
her breasts and lungs. Doctors told her that she would live for just a few more months.
Although our immune system can fight various infections and cancer, certain tumours have the ability to develop protective shields, meaning that the body’s immune system, chemotherapy and other drugs are all ineffective.
The treatment is presently available for some NHS patients with skin cancer and the researchers contend its use should be widened for other cancers as soon as possible.