News Summary: Targeted cancer drug approved

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm •  Published: February 22, 2013
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SMART BOMB DRUG: Federal health regulators approved an innovative breast cancer drug on Friday that targets tumor cells while sparing healthy ones.

PHARMA COCKTAIL: The drug Kadcyla from Roche combines the older drug Herceptin with a powerful chemotherapy drug and a third chemical linking the medicines together.

TUMOR TARGETING: The binding chemical keeps the cocktail intact until it hits a cancer cell, delivering a potent dose of anti-tumor poison.


by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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