Isn’t it amazing when we completely eliminate a cancer and never have it recur? For the first time, there has been a success in the fight against cervical cancer reports lead researcher, Dr. Christian Hinrichs from the U.S. National Cancer Institute. Quite simply, a patient’s own immune system is used to attack the cancer. Most cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which changes healthy cells into tumor cells (t-cells). Immune cells from the tumor are collected, grown in the lab and then put back in the body to naturally fight the cancer.