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A possible breakthrough in combatting breast cancer

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Jayhawker Soule, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    From EurekAlert: New approach eradicates breast cancer in mice

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- A new approach to treating breast cancer kills 95-100% of cancer cells in mouse models of human estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancers and their metastases in bone, brain, liver and lungs. The newly developed drug, called ErSO, quickly shrinks even large tumors to undetectable levels.

    Led by scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the research team reports the findings in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

    "Even when a few breast cancer cells do survive, enabling tumors to regrow over several months, the tumors that regrow remain completely sensitive to retreatment with ErSO," said U. of I. biochemistry professor David Shapiro, who led the research with Illinois chemistry professor Paul Hergenrother. "It is striking that ErSO caused the rapid destruction of most lung, bone and liver metastases and dramatic shrinkage of brain metastases, since tumors that have spread to other sites in the body are responsible for most breast cancer deaths," Shapiro said. ...​

    This could be very, very good news.
     
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    This is some great news. Hopefully there is more good news after they're done with the trials, if you know what I mean.
     
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    I don't want to get my hopes up, but this is absolutely wonderful. And even being able to get it when it has metastasized?
    This would be astounding if it this soon becomes an available treatment.
     
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  4. Jaiket

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    Sounds really promising.
     
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    Sounds extremely promising. Have there, as of yet, been any mention of the possible side effects?
     
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    We know about how to treat mice much better than humans....
     
  7. Jaiket

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    Haven't been tried on humans yet.
     
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