New Drug Shows Promise for Resistant Thyroid Cancer

May 31, 2014 2:03 PM

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SATURDAY, May 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new oral drug called lenvatinib looks promising as a treatment for a type of thyroid cancer that resists standard radiation, according to a later-stage clinical trial.

"We are confident that, based on our findings, lenvatinib will eventually become a standard treatment for radioiodine-resistant thyroid cancer," said study lead author Dr. Martin Schlumberger, a professor of oncology at the University Paris Sud in Paris, France.

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