‘Precision medicine’ now being used in treatment of local cancer patients

Donna Carr calls herself “pretty lucky.”

Though the 67-year-old certified nursing assistant from Niantic is battling a unique type of cancer that’s spawned tumors in various parts of her body, she’s feeling better after four months of treatment with a chemotherapy drug specifically designed for her.

“They can’t cure it, but they can keep it under control,” she said Thursday. “I get tired from the treatment, but I can drive and I can still function, and all that pain I had has been mostly eliminated.”

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