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      New hope to fight cancer

      Is it possible there is another cancer drug that offers to beat back cancer without the side effects of chemo?

      That was the news today.

      I applaud cancer researchers for their work.

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      Pfizer's new drug called Xalkori, has just been approved.

      It's the first new medicine in several years for deadly lung cancer.

      It deals with a gene variant.

      Xalkori is approved for the roughly 4 percent of patients with

      non-small cell lung cancer who have what's called the ALK fusion

      gene.

      That's about 6,000 Americans a year, but most patients

      tested had tumors shrink or disappear for months, without the nasty

      side effects of chemotherapy.

      There is hope,

      God Bless!

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