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New leukemia drug offers hope

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It could be as amazing and hopeful as it sounds: a pill that stops leukemia in its tracks.

Doctors at Ohio State say they have witnessed a medical breakthrough. A total of 900 patients took part in a trial test for the drug ibrutinib. Doctors say every one of the 900 patients has gone into remission.

For patients like Dennis Hickey, they say it's nothing short of a miracle. He defied the odds associated with stage 4 terminal leukemia.

The results from two clinical studies with ibrutinib have also been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Read more in this release from Ohio State University: http://cancer.osu.edu/mediaroom/releases/Pages/Drug-Shows-Potential-as-Safe-and-Effective-for-Chronic-Leukemia-Mantle-Cell-Lymphoma.aspx

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