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Breakthrough: Scientists Find Drug That Can Fight  Leukaemia  Without Toxic Side Effects

Breakthrough: Scientists Find Drug That Can Fight Leukaemia Without Toxic Side Effects

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 By Keefa Nuwahereza Researchers tested a drug on 150 cancer patients and said it was well tolerated from deadly side effects. While existing drugs attack healthy cells, the new one can be better targeted. It could treat chronic myeloid leukaemia, which mostly affects older people. The experimental leukaemia drug can fight the blood cancer without causing toxic side effects, researchers say, after testing it on human patients for the first time. Drugs for chronic myeloid leukaemia, called Kinase inhibitors, come with the risk of vomiting, diarrhoea and muscle pain, and  can also stop working after time. But a trial of Asciminib – a new drug which works in the same way – found it is effective and 'well-tolerated' by patients.   The researchers said it was a 'breakthrough...
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