Leading cancer doctors are convinced that immunotherapy has now surpassed chemotherapy. Most evidence comes from malignant melanomas, and this is also where most success has been seen. The dangers of immunotherapy are also being tested.
Venezuela's economic crisis as left the country's health system on the verge of collapse. Amid a shortage of medication, HIV patients are succumbing to secondary infections, despite doctors' best efforts.
Researchers have said only half of the cancer drugs approved by European regulators in the past few years have shown to help patients. Many of the drugs were approved without any conclusive evidence of their efficacy.
An FDA advisory panel has unanimously approved a leukemia treatment that could become the first gene therapy approved in the US. The panel hailed the drug as a "major advance" in the battle against childhood cancer.
Singer Conchita Wurst recently admitted to having been infected with HIV for years. Ulrich Heide, managing director of the German AIDS Foundation, told DW how people infected with the virus live with their condition.
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