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Scientists Find Drug That Could Cure Lung Cancer

Lawyer Welcomes Latest Research


Researchers at Imperial College London have found that a drug that could cure one form of lung cancer.

The team of scientists found that the drug eliminated all traces of small cell lung cancer in more than 50% of mice. They now hope to trial the treatment on human patients.

The drug blocks the growth of cancer cells and allows the cells to be destroyed by regular chemotherapy.

Lung cancer kills more people in Britain than any other form of cancer. Small cell lung cancer is usually treated with chemotherapy, but tumours often become resistant to treatment so the chances of survival are particularly small.

Adrian Budgen, a specialist in asbestos-related diseases at Irwin Mitchell said: “Any treatment that offers hope to people with lung cancer is welcome. Hopefully clinical trials will prove successful and this drug will become widely available.”