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FDA Approves New Melanoma Drug

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Those patients do not have the time to wait. Use of more traditional chemotherapy drugs that kill tumor cells would be selected instead.

Roche and Plexxikon are also working on a similar drug that prolongs the lives of those with metastatic melanoma. They currently are involved in clinical trials. Overall, these types of drug may be the future of treatments for a variety of types of cancer.

sources:
www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm1193237.htm

www.nytimes.com/2011/03/26/business/26drug.html?hpw

Michele is an R.N. freelance writer with a special interest in woman’s healthcare and quality of care issues. Other articles by Michele are at www.helium.com/users/487540/show_articles

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