Duran Duran’s original guitarist Andy Taylor has said an innovative drug treating his advanced prostate cancer has extended his life “for five years”.
Taylor was diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer eight years ago but only revealed his condition in 2022. After going public, a scientist got in touch to offer him “a nuclear medicine, Lutetium-177, which is targeted so it only sees cancer cells”, he said.
“It can’t see healthy cells,” the 62-year-old said. “It kills stage four cancer in your bones. And so what it’s effectively done is extend my life for five years.”
He said his health had been deteriorating before that, and he had been on what he called “the blacklist.”
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