Cancer breakthrough amazes researchers

Cancer breakthrough amazes researchers

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Cancer breakthrough amazes researchers.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - University of Minnesota researchers developed and tested a cancer drug that they believe could someday help patients live longer and with fewer side effects.

“We just never expected it was going to work as well as it did,” said Jaime Modiano, a U of M Vet School researcher, who along with his colleague Antonella Borgatti, led a study treating dogs with HSA Sarcoma, a fast-spreading incurable cancer.

They used a drug called eBAT, developed by another U of M professor.

“I don't think I've ever been so excited in my life,” Modiano said.

But if given the drug, 70 percent have lived that long.

Modiano calls it unprecedented.

The bigger picture in this study is what this breakthrough could mean for people.

The professors are optimistic it will work as well as it did with the dogs -- extending life, with fewer side-effects than other drugs on the market.

And every time we create a new treatment that creates hope, we help to reduce the fear of cancer,” Modiano said.


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Source: 9news.com