Trial To Study Targeted Antiangiogenesis Drug Sutent And Radiation Against Cancer

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Last year, the drug Sutent (sunitinib) made headlines for its effectiveness against kidney and gastrointestinal cancers.

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Now, radiation oncologist at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson in Philadelphia are hoping to find out if combining Sutent and radiation will help patients with a wide range of cancers.

Adam P. Dicker, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiation oncology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and his co-workers are enrolling patients in a Phase 1 clinical trial aimed at looking for potential side effects in patients receiving small amounts of the combination treatment for a variety of cancers, such as brain tumors and prostate, lung, and head and neck cancers.

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