CSIR’s cancer drug enters clinical trials

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  • A CSIR lab has received approval to conduct clinical trials of a new drug in patients.
  • Indian Institue of Integrative Medicine, is a drug research laboratory that works under the .
  • This approval has been given by the New Drugs Division of Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO).
  • This drug has been created using the content from the leaves of Indian white cedar.
  • Globally, pancreatic cancer causes more than 2.5 lakh deaths annually.
  • This cancer is considered as one of the untreatable cancer types, because of its very late diagnosis.
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