Court officer with rare 9/11 cancer helped by clinical trial of new drug

Bart Zagami, 61, a New York State Supreme Court officer, was diagnosed in 2010 with stage 4 marginal zone lymphoma. Few treatments for the blood disease exist, reported Jamie Reno in Healthline. Zagami became allergic to his last drug option.

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center suggested an experimental treatment with a drug called ibrutinib, which causes fewer side effects than traditional chemo.

After treatment with ibrutinib, Zagami is doing well.

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