New drug for women with aggressive 'Angelina Jolie' breast and ovarian cancers keeps them clear of disease after making their tumours 'disappear'



A new pill that makes breast and ovarian tumours ‘disappear’ could throw a lifeline to women with aggressive ‘Angelina Jolie’ BRACA cancers.
The daily tablet has been shown to be twice as effective as chemotherapy in trials.
In women on the trial who had advanced breast cancer – when the cancer has spread – the drug kept patients free from disease for almost nine months, compared to five-and-a-half months on chemotherapy.
Lead researcher Jennifer Litton, Associate Professor at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, said: ‘This is game-changing because patients would always... read more

 
11 February 2018 in Health, Views: 47
Source: Daily Mail
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