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Doctors test new genetically targeted lung cancer drug

  // Friday, 15 August 2014 17:50 //

Meg Farris / Eyewitness News
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NEW ORLEANS -- Local cancer patients have a chance to be on the cutting edge of new treatments.

Doctors are testing a new treatment for lung cancer that specifically targets the genetics of each tumor, and you can be a part of the free treatment.

For nearly three years, Constance Heaphy has survived lung cancer that's spreaded to her lymph nodes.

"So far it's gone.

It's gone because I did go through the chemo and then after the chemo you go through the clinical trials to make sure that it stays away, that it doesn't come back," Heaphy said.

She went through standard treatment, but then she qualified for a clinical trial at the Louisiana Cancer Research Center run by LSUHSC.

The doctors are working on the latest state-of-the-art science and testing new ways of killing cancer cells.

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