Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Without Side Effects, Drug Promising Leukemia It Show Results

New York , New drugs developed by Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc showed promising results , although only tested at an early stage . The experiment was performed on several types of leukemia patients AML (acute myeloid leukemia ) and showed no adverse effects .

Seven patients were observed for 28 days after taking the AG - 221 , a new drug they were developing . These patients had AML that have evolved blow up or fail to respond to four different types of treatment .

Of the seven patients , six showed a good response to a given drug . Three patients declared no longer showed symptoms alias gets cancer remission . Two patients otherwise free of symptoms but not yet fully recovered , which means the leukemia has come out of spinal cord blood platelets but they have not returned to normal .
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" I am very excited to know what happens to these patients , who showed a response , " said study leader Dr . Eytan Stein from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York .

AML is a cancer of the blood type of acute leukemia is the most common in adults . Cancer that attacks the blood and the spinal cord and develop very quickly if not treated immediately . AG - 221 drug , said Stein , working with the target gene mutation found in 10 to 15 percent of patients with AML . However, he cautioned that the data he can still in very early .

" If the result has been confirmed ( in a further larger trials ) , the result would be very interesting , " Stein said as quoted by Reuters on Wednesday ( 09/04/2014 ) .

Patients in the study Stein got 30 or 50 milligrams of AG - 221 , twice in one day . Stein and other researchers did not expect that the results will be visible even if the new drug is given in the lowest dose . He also noted that there are no side effects seen in patients . It is assessed Stein is very different when compared with chemotherapy .


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