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More good news (Cancer research)

Cleoriff
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Some of you will remember I posted last week about the wonderful advances in the battle against cancer

http://community.o2.co.uk/t5/Off-topic/A-good-week-for-Cancer-Research/m-p/883113/highlight/true#M55...

It seems the good news keeps coming. This time it is about new drug developments relating to Melanoma (the most advanced type of skin cancer)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-32951892

A pair of cancer drugs can shrink tumours in nearly 60% of people with advanced melanoma, a new trial has suggested.

An international trial on 945 patients found treatment with  the medicines ipilimumab and nivolumab stopped the cancer advancing for nearly a year in 58% of cases

The Royal Marsden Hospital was heavily involved in the research project

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More great news, hats off to these guys.

The way things are going life expectancy is going to increase in bounds.

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Cleoriff
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Just watching the news again and it's making headlines. Doctors are saying the results are spectacular. This is because of the rate the melanoma is shrinking using this drug regime.

I just hope we can carry this further by asking the drug companies to cap the cost of the drugs. This has been a problem in the past. Health Authorities who have to fund the purchase of specialist drugs often find themselves playing a lottery.  I am so against this.

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Awesome news Cleoriff! Thanks for sharing slight_smile
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