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News Details | 03-Apr-2015

‚ÄčNTU scientists find new treatment options for colon cancer

NTU scientists have discovered that a drug used to treat leukaemia could also be effective against colorectal cancer, which is the most common cancer in the country. In tests done on mice, they found that the drug Imatinib halved the growth of existing adenomas and also cut the formation of new ones by about 50 per cent. Prof Sven Pettersson from NTU's Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine said the research is important as Imatinib could be used to help people who are predisposed to developing colorectal cancer.

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