Oncologist Dr. Larry Cripe Cripe pronounced Pagano in remission after a bone marrow aspirate test showed no sign of the cancer.
Pagano isn't in the clear yet. He still must undergo two more rounds of chemotherapy. After that, he'll receive "maintenance treatment" for the two-year period that follows the final chemo session.
"We need to keep going, and we will not be able to use the word 'cure' for four or five years," Cripe told The Star.