New drug that can prevent breast cancer growth identified

Posted: 2017-08-09

Scientists, including those of Indian origin, have identified a molecule that can prevent breast cancer growth when traditional therapies stop working. First-in-class drugs work by a unique mechanism – in this case a molecule targets a protein on the oestrogen receptor of tumour cells.The potential drug offers hope for patients whose breast cancer has become resistant to traditional therapies.”This is a fundamentally different, new class of agents for oestrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer,” said Ganesh Raj, professor at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) in …

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