Find may allow targeted cancer treatment

Friday, April 30, 2004 Posted: 7:35 PM EDT (2335 GMT)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A gene test may one day help doctors predict just which lung cancer patients should try a new drug that helps some people significantly -- but fails most.

Doctors have been flummoxed by the hit-or-miss success of the drug, Iressa, but two teams of Boston scientists have reported that the drug appears to work only in lung cancer that has mutated a certain way...


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