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Russia: BIOCAD researchers present potentially game-changing cancer drug02:26

Russia: BIOCAD researchers present potentially game-changing cancer drug

Russian Federation, Saint Petersburg
January 16, 2017 at 21:59 GMT -00:00 · Published

A leading Russian innovative biotech company BIOCAD presented its latest development - a breakthrough cancer drug - with early tests suggesting it is more effective in battling the disease than foreign analogues, in Saint Petersburg, Monday.

"The main key element of this therapy is that it can be used for treating not only one form of the oncology disease rather than the whole group of such diseases with a common immunological potency," BIOCAD Vice President Roman Ivanov said, before adding that the newly developed drug can be used for treatment of "lung cancer and the most complicated malignant tumour, melanoma, as well as kidney and bladder cancer, head and neck cancer alongside a number of other oncology diseases."

According to Ivanov, BIOCAD scientists believe that their drug "has very high biological activity that exceeds the characteristics of foreign products" that will "promote greater therapeutic potency while treating oncologic patients."

The new drug has been prepared for clinical tests, with cancer patients from all over the world set to take part. According to BIOCAD researchers, Russia could be the first to have access to the breakthrough therapy with treatment becoming available in 2018-2019.

Russia: BIOCAD researchers present potentially game-changing cancer drug02:26
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A leading Russian innovative biotech company BIOCAD presented its latest development - a breakthrough cancer drug - with early tests suggesting it is more effective in battling the disease than foreign analogues, in Saint Petersburg, Monday.

"The main key element of this therapy is that it can be used for treating not only one form of the oncology disease rather than the whole group of such diseases with a common immunological potency," BIOCAD Vice President Roman Ivanov said, before adding that the newly developed drug can be used for treatment of "lung cancer and the most complicated malignant tumour, melanoma, as well as kidney and bladder cancer, head and neck cancer alongside a number of other oncology diseases."

According to Ivanov, BIOCAD scientists believe that their drug "has very high biological activity that exceeds the characteristics of foreign products" that will "promote greater therapeutic potency while treating oncologic patients."

The new drug has been prepared for clinical tests, with cancer patients from all over the world set to take part. According to BIOCAD researchers, Russia could be the first to have access to the breakthrough therapy with treatment becoming available in 2018-2019.

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