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Study of “exceptional responders” yields clues to cancer and potential treatments

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USA, 19th November 2020. In a comprehensive analysis of patients with cancer who had exceptional responses to therapy, researchers have identified molecular changes in the patients’ tumours that may explain some of the exceptional responses. The results demonstrate that genomic characterizations of cancer can uncover genetic alterations that may contribute …

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Study confirms effective, less toxic alternative to standard treatment for adults with Burkitt lymphoma

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Washington DC. 26th May 2020. In a new study, an alternative treatment regimen that is less toxic than standard dose-intensive chemotherapy was found to be highly effective for adults with Burkitt lymphoma across all age groups and independent of HIV status. In addition to being better tolerated, the regimen, called …

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In NIH trial, selumetinib shrinks tumors, provides clinical benefit for children with NF1

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New York. 19th March 2020 : Findings from a phase 2 clinical trial show that the drug selumetinib improves outcomes for children with the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). In the trial, selumetinib shrank the inoperable tumors that develop with NF1 called plexiform neurofibromas, and children experienced reduced pain, …

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