Animal Tests on Tumor Drug Finished

Apr 14, 2012

A medical research team has completed animal testing on a drug that fights an aggressive type of brain tumor and found that the average life expectancy of mice doubled after they were treated, the leader of the research team said yesterday.

Harn Horng-jyh , a professor at China Medical University, said his team is working with a biotechnology company to develop a drug against Glioblastoma multiforme, which is an aggressive type of malignant primary brain tumor.

The treatment of this kind of tumor usually involves surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, but the drug aims to provide an alternative, Harn said.

Lin Shinn-zong , chairman of the Taiwan Neurosurgical Society, said this type of tumor is fast growing and has a high recurrence rate.

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Animal Tests on Tumor Drug Finished