Wonder Drug From Pfizer Shinks Lung Tumors

September 28, 2014 3:56 PM

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Wonder Drug From Pfizer Shinks Lung Tumors

The amazing discovery announced by Pfizer this week is that it’s drug for lung cancer, Xalkori, has successfully shrunk cancerous tumors in patients with a rare genetic mutation. The data substantiating such claims are derived from a study aimed at these specific individuals.

The specifics of the study show that the tumors shrunk in thirty six of the fifty patients that received the treatment halted growth in nine additional patients. Pfizer made the announcement at the European Society for Medical Oncology meeting in Madrid, as well as in the New England Journal of Medi...

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