Former President Jimmy Carter announced Sunday that his brain cancer is in remission after doctors were unable to locate cancerous matter during a recent MRI after using a new cancer drug called Pembrolizumab.

President Carter had a type of internal melanoma in his liver and in four places in his brain.

Carter made the announcement during a Sunday School class he teaches in Plains, Georgia.

“When I went [for an MRI] this week they didn’t find any cancer at all, So I have good news. So a lot of people prayed for me, and I appreciate that.”

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com