New Drug Brings Relief for Rare Disease

December 9, 2013 5:01 PM

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New Drug Brings Relief for Rare Disease

NEW ORLEANS -- The investigative agent siltuximab shows promise in treating patients with multicentric Castleman's disease -- a rare lymphoproliferative disorder for which patients have few treatment options, researchers said here.

In an international trial, about 25% of patients treated with siltuximab achieved a durable complete response to their disease compared with none of the placebo patients (P=0.0037), said Raymond Wong, MBChB, MD, a radiation oncologist at Prince of Wales Hospital and the Chinese University of Hong Ko...

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