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New drug shown to boost response to radiotherapy in patients

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Results from the experimental study US NCI trial #9882 have suggested that the new drug ropidoxuridine, or 5-iodo-2-pyrimadinone-2’-deoxribose (IPdR), increases patient response to radiotherapy with few side effects.

The research, presented at the 30th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics (13–16 November, Dublin, Ireland), states that the drug changes into its active form when it enters the body and makes cancerous cells more susceptible to radiotherapy treatment.

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