– ‘We have identified the first effective medical therapy for this disease,’said Robert Coffey, Patients withfessor of Cancer Research and the paper ‘s senior author.. The targeted cancer drug cetuximab, brand name Erbitux, relieved symptoms of severe M n trier ‘s disease in seven patients who completed a one – month treatment? Four of them showed nearly complete remission, the Vanderbilt researchers report in the 25th November issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine.
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