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NewTreatment Provides Hope for Cancer Patients

YAKIMA, Wash - A new type of cancer drug has been successfully tested in Yakima.

Genasense could have broad implications for cancer treatment.  Doctors say it can specifically target cancer cells, unlike most other cancer treatments. 

The drug is designed to treat hematological cancers like lymphoma, multiple myeloma and leukemia.  It was tested in Yakima on patients with a specific type of leukemia, known as CLL.

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