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New drug could treat more cancers

16th September 2009

A new drug may be able to treat more types of cancer than at first thought, according to research for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.

PARP inhibitors have shown early promise for treating cancers linked to BRCA gene mutations, including some breast and ovarian cancers but the research for the charity – which appears in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine - suggests they might also kill cancer cells with a faulty PTEN gene, found in some skin, womb and colon tumours.


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Article Information

Title: New drug could treat more cancers
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 12663
Date Added: 16th Sep 2009


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