Novartis’s Experimental Drug Shrinks Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Tumors
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Novartis AG said an experimental drug shrank tumors in 74 percent of patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and stabilized the cancer in 82 percent after 9.6 months.
The medicine, called LBH589, provoked a response in 27 percent of patients, the Basel, Switzerland-based company said today in a statement. The mid-stage study, funded by Novartis, followed 129 patients who had received between two and seven prior treatments for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of cells that are part of the body’s immune system.
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