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- n. any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function
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The drug, which has been used for nine years as a cancer drug to treat non-Hodgkins lymphoma, can cause serious side effects in lymphoma patients, including liver problems, but these side effects do not seem prevalent in those with multiple sclerosis—at least not in the nearly two years in which Rituxan has been studied.
According to data presented Sunday, the company's advanced lung cancer drug crizotinib appears to double survival over standard drugs against tumors with a certain genetic mutation, the Associated Press reports.
For example, scientists are now working to create an anti-breast cancer drug synthesized from the natural substance sulforaphane, a component of broccoli.