August 19th, 2010

Study: Revolutionary cancer drug not reaching elderly patients


When Dr. Robert Hromas’ father was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, Hromas immediately prescribed him the revolutionary cancer treatment drug called Gleevec (or imatinib) — which is widely considered the most effective treatment for this type of cancer. Leslie Hromas is now 80 and is in complete remission. Other elderly patients with CML are not so lucky, Hromas said.   Link

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