Wednesday, November 28, 2018
New anti-cancer drug with few side effects may wipe out some major cancers
ABC News reports on a new anti-cancer chemotherapy drug that has few side effects and that is amazingly effective against cancers with one particular kind of DNA mutation (called NTRK). The story is here.
Case histories include a boy cured of thyroid cancer (would it have helped Roger Ebert? – and I had a classmate die of this when I was growing up in the 50s) and a girl who was able to avoid a limb amputation.
Some of the tumors are sarcomas or are unusual. But there may be some more common cancers that would be amendable.
The FDA link is here.