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New breast cancer drug show promising results

A study is being conducted on an experimental breast cancer drug called lapatinib. Results showed that tumour growth was inhibited in nearly half of the women who took the drug for eight weeks. It has minimal side effects and works by targeting specific receptor sites on breast cancer cells. It is also the first drug that has shown a response by tumours unresponsive to two other traditional therapies.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by SciScoop - Exploring Tomorrow

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About: New breast cancer drug show promising results

Date: 10 June 2004

Source: SciScoop - Exploring Tomorrow

Author: Ricky James


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