At some point today, roughly 60 kiwis will find out they have cancer.

They will join a club no one wants to be part of. A club that claims far too many lives.

But, there are medical advances underway that could see the size of that club reduced dramatically in the not too distant future.

"The field hums with stories of lives extended," as Science magazine described a sweeping new generation of cancer treatment.


In 2013, it dubbed cancer immunotherapy its breakthrough of the year.

Dr Chris Jackson isn't overhyping when he called it the biggest revolution of his 20


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