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Saturday17 November 2018

New Straits Times : Hope for late-stage cancer patients

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KUALA LUMPUR : There is still hope for late-stage cancer patients as treatment that could help cure the disease is now available in the country.

The Human Initiated Therapeutic Vaccine (HITV) Therapy, previously available only in Japan, has been brought to Malaysia through the Mahameru International Medical Centre.

Dr Kenichiro Hasumi, founder and president of the Hasumi International Research Foundation, said HITV is an autologous (patient-derived) active cell-based immunotherapy.

He said a HITV study on 26 patients with different advanced cancers showed 80 per cent of the patients demonstrated a complete response to the initial treatment, while 50 per cent have remained disease-free.

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