FDA approves new cancer treatment

Updated: Sep. 26, 2017 at 5:24 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Specialists at the Norton Cancer Institute are celebrating a big win after approval by the FDA of a new cancer treatment.

The treatment, called Aliqopa, is for follicular lymphoma, a type of cancer that makes abnormal white blood cells to fight infections.

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The approval of the treatment is critical because this type of cancer often comes back, even after multiple treatments.

Doctors say Aliqopa will be a safe alternative, especially since some patients develop a resistance to previously used therapies.

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