NYT: After long fight, cancer drug suddenly effective - The New York Times- msnbc.com
updated 2:57 p.m. ET, Tues., Feb. 23, 2010
For the melanoma patients who signed on to try a drug known as PLX4032, the clinical trial was a last resort. Their bodies were riddled with tumors, leaving them almost certainly just months to live.
But a few weeks after taking their first dose, nearly all of them began to recover.