‘Revolutionary’ new class of cancer drugs approved

23 September 2019 – BBC News

A new cancer drug that can treat a wide range of tumours has been approved for use in Europe for the first time.

Tumour-agnostic drugs do not care where the cancer is growing in the body as long as it has a specific genetic abnormality inside.

UK doctors testing the drug said the approach had the potential to cure more patients and cut side-effects. The approved drug is called larotrectinib.

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