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  • redhot47fla redhot47fla May 7, 2013 3:26 PM Flag

    Adcetris saves lives

    We'll all be focused soon enough on SGEN's 1Q results and Adcetris sales, which really are short-term events, but maybe we also should give some new attention to things like this:

    Student with just weeks to live is saved by new Hodgkin's lymphoma drug after worldwide search failed to find bone marrow donor match
    Martin Solomon had weeks to live unless a bone marrow donor was found
    No match was located so he was given the new drug Brentuximab Vedotin
    It is not yet officially available in the UK but it was his last chance for survival
    It allowed his white blood cells to fight the cancer - he recovered in months
    Expert says it's too early to say if it's a 'wonder drug' - it has only been in existence for a year and a half - but it is having very positive results

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