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An experimental drug has been found to extend the lives of kidney patients by about 3.5 months–from 7 to just under 11. It has also been shown to delay tumor growth. Patients lived a median of 3.7 months before their tumors got worse–as opposed to 1.9 months.

Szabo L. New Weapons Do Battle with Kidney Cancer. USA Today. June 4 2006. http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-06-04-kidney-cancer_x.htm?csp=34

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Title
New Weapons Do Battle with Kidney Cancer
Publication
USA Today
Publication Date
June 4 2006
Authors
Szabo L
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