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Drug shrinks brain tumour by 50%

27th September 2011

The drug Votubia (everolimus), which has the ability to decrease the size of brain tumours by 50%, has been launched in the UK.

The drug will be available to NHS doctors, who can apply to use the drug to treat children with non-malignant brain tumours linked with the condition tuberous sclerosis complex. Chris Kingswood, head of research at the Tuberous Sclerosis Association, said: "Everolimus is the first licensed product we can offer patients to attack the cause of their debilitating condition; it works by blocking a protein that acts as an important regulator of tumour cell growth." 

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Article Information

Title: Drug shrinks brain tumour by 50%
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 19881
Date Added: 27th Sep 2011


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