A cancer patient has made a full recovery after being injected with billions of his own immune cells in the first case of its kind, doctors have disclosed.

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The 52-year-old, who was suffering from advanced skin cancer, was free from tumours within eight weeks of undergoing the procedure.

After two years he is still free from the disease which had spread to his lymph nodes and one of his lungs.

Doctors took cells from the man's own defence system that were found to attack the cancer cells best, cloned them and injected back into his body, in a process known as "immunotherapy". After two years he is still free from the disease which had spread to his lymph nodes and one of his lungs.

Experts said that the case could mark a landmark in the treatment of cancer.

It raises hopes of a possible new way of fighting the disease, which claims 150,000 lives in Britain every year.

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Any new possibily effective cure to certain cancers is always exciting news. Imagine using one's own immune cells to fight the cancer cells!

If I were suffering from a cancer that had metastatized I would be open to any new way of treating the cancer. I would not want to wait till larger clinical trials had been undertaken before I would be game to try a possible cure.

Two years and this patient is still free from melanoma, is very good news indeed for treating melanoma patients using immunotherapy.

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