New Drug Helps Asbestos-Linked Cancer

Cancer Health Center


     The drug, Alimtafrom Eli Lilly and Company company today received FDA approval for use in combination with cisplatin chemotherapy it will be used to treat malignant mesothelioma and strikes some 2000 Americans each year mostly due to asbestos exposure world wide as many as 15 thousand people each year I told they will die of mesothelioma it's a terrible disease 2 months grow on the outer lining of the lungs they squeeze the lungs causing pain and making it hard to breathe symptoms. Of here until the cancer is very advanced most patient survival me 9 to 13 months after diagnosis until now when a patient was diagnosed with this disease the oncologist said go home there was no treatment their heads and 55th and test with other drugs to find some hope how long I Lady and the lily vice president for ecology clinical research and oncology product sells weather be in a clinical trial most patients you added on Saturday or chemotherapy regimens survive at least 12 months half of these patients were still alive a year after treatment while only a third of patients treated with chemotherapy alone survived this long Olympus of toxic drug the polity says that by giving patients lordosis of B vitamins most of the capital city is avoided usually chemotherapy is associated with a high level of toxicity polity says this drug does not have that by adding load of folic acid and vitamin b12 weed significantly reduce the toxicity little details weather in the in the truck should be available to pharmacies within a month meanwhile Lily will make the drug available to all mesothelioma patients currently the FDA approved them to only some of the only online but studies are under way to see if the drug can tell the large number of other tumors including cancer of the lungs pancreas breast: stomach and bladder