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Breast Cancer Treatment Break Through

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For nearly a quarter of breast cancer patients, the miracle drug Tamoxifen doesn’t work and up till now medical researchers didn’t understand why. A recent breakthrough now could lead to a cure for all women suffering from breast cancer.

Scientists found that there are fewer number of the target “receptors” that the drug is designed to attack in breast cancer cells resistant to the medication.

However, there are a greater number of a possible alternative target, offering the chance that the drug could be modified to effectively fight these.

The new research could also help to identify more quickly those patients for whom tamoxifen is no longer working, allowing doctors to switch their medication sooner. Dr Rebecca Riggins, from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., who led the study, said: “The magnitude of this health issue is huge. “It is clear that we need to understand why this resistance occurs.”

The findings, published in the journal Cancer Research, came after the scientists team studied cells of cancer which had become resistant to tamoxifen in a laboratory.

It comes as another study finds that painful joints and embarrassing hot flushes could be boon for breast cancer patients, because they show that their treatment is working, according to a new study.

What a great gift this will be for the entire world. To those who say that drug companies not being able to find a cure for cancer is a conspiracy to keep people ill, I say – not true! God bless the medical researchers everywhere who work tirelessly to find a cure for all cancers.

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Written by smalltalkwitht

November 13, 2008 at 1:23 am

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