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Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:16 PM

Drug may prevent lung cancer, study finds.

The drug, called Iloprost, is approved in inhaled forms to treat pulmonary hypertension, when blood pools near the lungs, a connective tissue disease called scleroderma and a nerve condition called Raynaud's phenomenon. Oral iloprost showed promise for preventing lung cancer in former, but not current, smokers in a phase II clinical trial. Maggie Fox. Reuters. 05/18/10. (Also see: Iloprost)

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