Here's the Latest on Def Leppard Guitarist Vivian Campbell's Cancer Treatment


Def Leppard’s Vivian Campbell got some encouraging news about his cancer treatment. The guitarist, who is currently taking part in an experimental treatment program involving the drug Pembrolizumab, learned that the regimen is not only holding his lymphoma at bay but may even be shrinking his tumors.

“I had great news this morning,” Campbell wrote on his Facebook page on December 1. “The mighty Pembrolizumab appears to be holding the tumors at bay. Doc said they might even be slightly smaller than they were at the last scans. Needless to say I’m most chuffed at this result!”

Campbell first discovered he had Hodgkin’s lymphoma in June 2013 and received treatment involving stem-cell transplant. Though the cancer went into remission, it returned earlier this year. Campbell announced the news in June.

His treatment has not affected his ability to perform, and he is currently out with Def Leppard touring behind their new self-titled album. You can view the official video for their album track “Let’s Go” below.