Jimmy Carter says doctors have found no new tumors after cancer treatment

Former US president has received radiation treatment and doses of a recently approved autoimmune drug to seek out and destroy cancer cells

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter says recent tests have found he’s responding well to treatment for cancer.

Carter’s spokeswoman Deanna Congileo says that the former president’s doctors have found no evidence of new tumors. The 91-year-old former US president announced in August that he had been diagnosed with cancer and doctors hadfound tumors on his brain.

Carter received a radiation treatment for those tumors and also received doses of a recently approved auto-immune drug to help his body seek out and destroy cancer cells.

Congileo says in the statement released Tuesday that tests will continue.