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Cancer Drug May Help Scleroderma

Posted 2 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 20 – A new study suggests that the cancer drug Gleevec may benefit people with scleroderma, a chronic connective tissue disease. No effective treatment currently exists for scleroderma, which affects the skin, blood vessels and often muscles and joints, as well as the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, heart and lungs. About 300,000 people in the United States have scleroderma, which ...

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