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Cancer Drug Helps Parkinson's Patients
« on: October 17, 2015, 02:20:50 PM »


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A pill usually prescribed to treat leukemia has had dramatic effects in a few patients with Parkinson's disease, doctors reported Saturday.

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Mary Leigh is one of a dozen patients who tested it for a team at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington.

"Within a couple of days, she kind of perked up and was at a more new normal that she had been at several years before," says Elizabeth Leigh, her daughter.


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Alan Hoffman, 74, tells his own story. The professor emeritus of social science education at Georgia State University, who lives in Dumfries, Virginia, was diagnosed in 1997.

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