New Anticancer Medicine Developed

Pyongyang, April 22 (KCNA) — Researchers of the Pharmaceutical Institute under the Academy of Medical Science of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have developed a new botanical anticancer medicine.

It contains ingredients extracted from various kinds of rare plants and yew growing on the northern mountainous areas of the country 800-1,000 meters above the sea level.

In an interview with KCNA, Dr. Ri Hui Suk, a Merited Scientist, told that the medicine is efficacious for such diseases as metastatic breast cancer, ovary cancer, lymphosarcoma, lung cancer, esophageal cancer and terminal malignant tumor, etc.

Its manufacturing method is different from that of other countries in extraction, purification, concentration, separation and re-purification of the ingredients.

The new method relies on cheap solvents without the use of highly efficient equipment. It consumes one third of electricity as against the other method while ensuring 95 percent of purity.

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