New Pill Helps Leukemia Patients Live Longer

New Pill Helps Leukemia Patients Live Longer

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A one-per-day pill that targets cancer-causing mutations has been shown in a recent trial to decrease the risk of death by 57 percent in patients with a particularly tough late-stage leukemia.

Called Imbruvica, the pill is already approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use against a different blood cancer called mantle cell lymphoma, as well as for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

(READ the full story from TODAY)



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