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Major trial shows breast cancer drug can hit prostate cancer Achilles heel

Major trial shows breast cancer drug can hit prostate cancer Achilles heel

Postby smix » Fri May 01, 2020 2:06 am

Major trial shows breast cancer drug can hit prostate cancer Achilles heel
ScienceDaily

URL: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 170629.htm
Category: healthNews
Published: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 17:06:29 EDT

Description: A drug already licensed for the treatment of breast and ovarian cancers is more effective than targeted hormone therapy at keeping cancer in check in some men with advanced prostate cancer, a major clinical trial reports. Olaparib, a pill lacking the side effects of chemotherapy, can target an Achilles heel in prostate cancers with a weakness in their ability to repair damaged DNA.
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