Breast cancer patient finds new hope with potentially revolu
City of Hope patient Susan Young has had a remarkable response to a potentially revolutionary new treatment, a combination of the p53 cancer vaccine and a drug that blocks a specific cancer-aiding protein.

The 69-year-old came to City of Hope in August 2016 from UC Davis with advanced triple-negative breast cancer that had metastasized to her bones and skin. She had exhausted all of her chemotherapy options, and this experimental treatment was her last hope. The only other option was hospice.

"At least 60 to 70 percent of her body was covered by lesions, inflammation and thickened, purplish skin," said Yuan Yuan, M.D., breast cancer oncologist at City of Hope, who treated Young. "Six weeks into her treatment, the skin lesions were gone, her itchiness went away. It's quite a dramatic response."

So dramatic, in fact, that Yuan refers to Young as her "miracle patient."....