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Experimental cancer treatment offers hope at University of Colorado Hospital


​DENVER -- He was given no chance to survive his cancer, and doctors were talking about putting him in hospice care.
 
But only a year later, 76-year-old Bobby Nugent from Colorado Springs is making a miraculous recovery. It's been made possible by an experimental treatment at the University of Colorado Hospital.
 
By the time Nugent was diagnosed with metastatic bladder cancer it was too late, because it had  already spread to his blood, lungs and liver.
 
"You have probably a year maybe less,  he said doctors told him.
 
But after one year, his oncologist shows the Vietnam veteran's before and after MRI images of his once spreading cancer now disappearing.
 
"I was prepared to die,” he said.
 
Doctors are treating Bobby with experimental immunotherapy,  fighting his cancer with his own immune system.