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Breast cancer drug trial

A new breast cancer drug is being tested in Manchester, that could be a lifeline to women with the most aggressive form of the disease.

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The Christie Hospital trials new breast cancer drug

The Christie Hospital in Manchester Credit: ITV Granada

A new breast cancer drug trialled at the Christie Hospital in Manchester could offer a lineline for women with the most aggressive form of the disease.

The drug, known as T-DM1, has been shown to increase the survival time of some patients by almost six months.

It also reduced side effects such as hair loss and gives sufferers a better quality of life.

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