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JUN 20, 2013 - Time

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New Drug May Be Best Treatment for Leukemia Yet

It’s called ibrutinib, and it’s a potential breakthrough in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that could leave patients with fewer side effects than chemotherapy. In research published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), scientists report that the  experimental drug, which differs from broadly acting chemotherapy agents by specifically targeting certain cancer-causing processes, significantly prolongs the life of patients. Ibrutinib is currently being tested on tumors that target the body’s immune system, such as CLL and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). CLL ... Read More

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