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The general survival rate for people diagnosed with asbestos-induced mesothelioma is one year. A new drug called pemetrexed has been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. The drug relieves breathing difficulties and pain as well as improving survival rates. Some have survived for up to two years.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Herald Sun
About: New drug provides hope for mesothelioma sufferers
Date: 20 October 2004
Source: Herald Sun
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