This experimental drug could change the field of cancer research

A tiny group of people with rectal cancer just experienced something of a scientific miracle: their cancer simply vanished after an experimental treatment.

In a very small trial done by doctors at New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, patients took a drug called dostarlimab for six months. The trial resulted in every single one of their tumors disappearing. 


This piece was reported by Sacha Pfeiffer, produced by Jonaki Mehta and edited by Kathryn Fox. It was adapted for the web by Manuela Lopez Restrepo.