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Scientists say they may have made the biggest breakthrough in treating cervical cancer in 20 years, using a course of existing, cheap drugs ahead of usual radiotherapy treatment.

Axar.az reports that trial findings revealed at the ESMO medical conference, show the approach cut the risk of women dying from the disease or cancer returning by 35%.

Cancer Research UK, which funded the work, called the results "remarkable".

It hopes clinics will soon start doing the same for patients.

Cervical cancer affects thousands of women each year in the UK, many in their early 30s. Despite improvements in radiotherapy care, cancer returns in up to a third of cases, meaning new approaches are very much needed.

2023.10.24 / 09:52
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