Comments for: Drug shown to dramatically help melanoma patients in tests

Posted June 06, 2011, at 12:27 a.m.

An experimental drug designed to attack a tumor’s genetic trigger has produced dramatic results in patients with advanced melanoma, one of the deadliest and most impervious cancers, researchers reported Sunday. The drug — known so far only by its technical names vemurafenib and PLX4032 — made tumors shrink significantly in …

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