Cancer patients deserve better


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  • Thursday, 16 Mar 2017

(FILES) This file photo taken on April 26, 2012 shows a scientist looking at a blood sample in a laboratory at the Center for Scientific Research Caucaseco in the outskirts of Cali, Colombia.A new clinical study published on February 15, 2017 confirms the efficacy of an experimental vaccine against malaria, developed from the active form of the parasite responsible of the disease. The study, carried out on 35 adults, gave very encouraging results, with a significant level of protection against the disease, according to the US laboratory Sanaria, which develops the vaccine. / AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO

WE would like to thank Gan Tee Jin for the letter “Keeping an open mind on unproven treatments” (The Star, March 10). We appreciate the effort to describe his family’s experience with HITV (Hasumi Immuno-Therapeutic Vaccine) and are glad that his mother has had a successful outcome after her treatment.

His mother is a living testimony that cancer is not always a death sentence, which sadly is an all too common perception among Malaysians.

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