Jimmy Carter No Longer Needs Cancer Treatments Thanks To Promising Immunotherapy Drug

Tara West

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter broke the news that he no longer needs treatment for his melanoma, which had spread to his liver and brain, during his Sunday school class this morning at Maranatha Baptist Church. The 91-year-old former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner claims that a promising new immunotherapy drug, radiation therapy, and a surgery that removed a portion of his liver have seemingly worked and that his doctors say he no longer needs treatment for his cancer.

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"President Carter said he did not need any more treatments, which he had August 2015 through February 2016, but will continue scans and resume treatment if necessary."
"My doctors tell me, by the way, that the treatment I'm getting is making the cancer disappear in my liver and my brain."
"Everybody was very happy and grateful to hear it. And then he went into the lesson for today, which was humility. He did a really good job on that."

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