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02 November 2010

Kidney drug to treat brain tumours

The US has approved a drug normally used for advanced kidney cancer to treat brain tumours caused by a rare genetic disease.

The United States has approved a drug normally used for advanced kidney cancer to treat brain tumours caused by a rare genetic disease, US officials and the Swiss manufacturer said.

The genetic disorder, which affects mainly children and teens, can be fatal for patients who develop complications from tumour growth on the brain.

 
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