Potential breakthrough in cancer drug treatment

News out of the United Kingdom yesterday of a new cancer drug described as “groundbreaking” by the London-based Institute of Cancer Research in  London. The drug could potentially treat up to 80 per cent of those suffering from aggressive and drug resistant prostate cancer.

The research is set to be made available online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology

The Institute of Cancer Research has more information on the breakthrough here.

Clinical trials of the drug were carried out at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.

Media reports on the cancer treatment:

Guardian Daily podcast: New drug hope for men with prostate cancer

The Times


Financial Times

Local media:

New Zealand Herald

Radio New Zealand

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