Indian-Origin Women Given Months To Live After Drug Test
After being given only months to life a few decades ago, a woman from India is now celebrating Monday. She was diagnosed with breast cancer after a trial in a UK hospital.
Jasmin David (51), a Fallowfield, Manchester native, is looking forward to her 25th anniversary as a married woman in September, following the success of the National Health Service trial.
The two-year study of Ms. David at the National Institute for Health and Care Research Manchester Clinical Research Facility at Christie NHS Foundation Trust included an experimental medicine and Atezolizumab (an intravenously administered immunotherapy drug) that she continued to receive every three weeks.
Ms. David recalls that she was just 15 months away from my initial treatment for cancer and almost forgot about it. However, the cancer returned.
“When the opportunity came up to me for a trial, I had no idea if it was for me. However, I believed that I could at least do some good for others and help the next generation. My first reaction was to severe side effects, including frequent headaches and high temperatures. I ended up in the hospital for Christmas, and I am still very sick. She said that I began to feel better after a while.