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New drug slowed tumour growth in men with prostate cancer


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Olaparib is the first genetically targeted drug for fighting prostate cancer.

Drug works by targeting and killing cancer cells with faulty genetic code.

Olaparib could be made available to patients in the next couple of years.

Drug is also called Lynparza and made by AstraZeneca.

Olaparib delays cancer growth by months, which means the increased lifespan

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