Nick's last hope was an experimental treatment, a clinical trial, at the University of Pennsylvania. In the treatment, Nick's doctors tweaked his immune system to make his own body rid itself of cancer.
It's a groundbreaking approach that's captured the attention of cancer doctors, but there were no promises that this clinical trial would work. Nick received the personalized cell therapy in May.
T-cells were modified to attack and kill cancer cells. So far, doctors tried this in 59 patients and 25 are now cancer free.