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Breakthrough breast cancer drug

18th January 2008

Researchers in Cardiff believe they have made a breakthrough in a treatment for breast cancer.

Some women using the anti-cancer drug tamoxifen have found it stopped working but scientists at the Tenovus Centre for Cancer Research at Cardiff University say they have found a way to halt or even reverse resistance to the drug. The researchers discovered that tamoxifen – which is a drug that tackles hormone-sensitive breast cancer - continued to work when they inhibited a certain chemical in the cancer cells.

 

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