New Drug May Unlock Cure For Rare And Deadly Lung Cancer

November 11, 2009

U.K (ChattahBox) – A new drug has raised hopes for a cure to a highly deadly strain of lung cancer that kills all but 3% of those that develop it.

The drug has been able to completely eliminate tumors associated with small cell lung cancer, offering a possibility of an incredible cure to a form of the disease that has stubbornly resisted past attempts at breakthroughs.

According to the study published in Cancer Research, researchers were able to shrink the tumors completely of half the mice tested.

“We are very excited about it,” said Professor Michael Seckl of Imperial College London.

“If you get diagnosed with this cancer your chances of surviving are very small. Over the last 30 years we have made very little progress in its treatment.

“This is why this is so exciting. It is pretty unusual to see a drug that makes these tumours completely disappear.”

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