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New cancer drug ‘shows promise’ June 24, 2009

Posted by Dreamhealer in Research.
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Researchers say a new type of cancer treatment has produced highly promising results in preliminary drug trials.

Olaparib was given to 19 patients with inherited forms of advanced breast, ovarian and prostate cancers caused by mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. In 12 of the patients – none of whom had responded to other therapies – tumours shrank or stabilized. The study, led by the Institute of Cancer Research, features in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More…

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