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  • Posted: 06/03/2013

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NCI Cancer Center News

Targeted therapy sorafenib shows success in advanced differentiated thyroid cancer patients

The kidney and liver cancer drug sorafenib holds metastatic thyroid cancer at bay for nearly twice as long as a placebo, according to results of a randomized phase III trial, presented by a researcher from the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in a plenary session during the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting.

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