Woman's Thyroid Tumor Yields Clues on How to Battle Cancer

October 8, 2014 9:38 PM

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New gene mutations that were discovered in a thyroid cancer patient's tumor provide clues to drug response and resistance, researchers report.

The 56-year-old female patient's deadly form of thyroid cancer unexpectedly "melted away" for 18 months after starting treatment with everolimus (Afinitor), but then her tumor developed resistance to the drug.

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