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Hadassah Lab Discovery: Special Compound Dramatically Shrinks Lung Tumors

Thursday, May 24 2012

Hadassah University Medical Center researchers have discovered that a special compound called BKT140 shrank lung cell tumors by about 50 percent in cell samples and laboratory mice. When BKT140 was combined with radiation therapy and chemotherapy, cancer cell growth decreased by about 90 percent in lab samples!

The multidisciplinary study was conducted by Dr. Ori Wald, a physician-researcher in Hadassah’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, with Department Head Prof. Oz Shapira; Dr. Uzi Izhar, Director of the Thoracic Surgery Unit; and Prof Amnon Peled, Principal Investigator, Hadassah’s Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy.  
Read the full story in Ha’aretz >>

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