New Cancer Drug Is So Effective Against Tumors, the FDA Approved It Immediately

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  1. Lerner

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    Normally my go-to source for this sort of news isn't Yahoo! Oncology, but I've heard of this in other places too and it does sound remarkable!
     
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    I've read about that before. Great news!
     
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    This is old (but interesting) information.

    The FDA "breakthrough" approval was granted nearly three years ago, September 2014. The cost of the medicine then was about $3,000 a month.

    Three years later, of the original test patients, 60% have died (Keytruda Raises Hope of Conquering Advanced Melanoma) . . . which means 40% are still alive, which is still encouraging.

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