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Tagrisso significantly improves survival in patients with unresectable stage III EGFR-mutated lung cancer, offering new hope for a longer life.

A new study shows exciting progress in treating a specific type of lung cancer called EGFR-mutated lung cancer. This type of cancer is fueled by a specific mutation, or change, in the EGFR gene. The study focused on patients with stage III EGFR-mutated lung cancer that cannot be removed by surgery, making it difficult to treat effectively.

The study investigated a drug called Tagrisso (osimertinib). Researchers found that Tagrisso significantly slowed down the progression of the cancer and reduced the risk of death by a remarkable 84% compared to a placebo. This means that patients taking Tagrisso lived much longer without their cancer worsening.

These results are a major breakthrough for patients with this type of lung cancer, offering them new hope for a longer, healthier life. Previously, treatment options for this patient group were limited, and the prognosis was often poor.

While further research is ongoing, this study represents a significant step forward in personalized cancer treatment. By targeting the specific EGFR mutation, Tagrisso offers a more effective way to control the disease and improve patient outcomes.

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