FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 20, 2015
Clarification from The Carter Center
At his press conference today to discuss his cancer and treatment, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter mentioned four scheduled cancer treatments. As a clarification, these four treatments involve the use of the drug pembrolizumab at three-week intervals. Another treatment is with radiation and that treatment took place today. There could be other radiation treatments, if needed, but none are now scheduled.
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A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in over 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.