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N4.3 Million Drug Out to Extend Lives of Cancerous Young Women

Jun 04, 2019 - The Guardian (London)

About 70 per cent of at least 40 women who die daily from breast cancer in Nigeria can now extend their lives by 42 months, with a monthly dose of a drug worth N4.32 million.

Findings of an international clinical trial, which will be published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, indicate that younger women suffering from advanced breast cancer have experienced significantly improved survival rates when treated with a drug that targets cancer cells.

Named ribociclib and manu...