Sunday, January 15, 2006

Mechanisms of estrogen in promoting cell death in breast cancer discovered

XagenaMedicine 2005
A laboratory study has uncovered new details about how estrogen can activate natural pathways that kill certain breast cancer cells or tumors. The results raise the possibility that estrogen therapy may overcome resistance to certain breast cancer hormonal therapies. The study is published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. "These laboratory data have important clinical implications, particularly for the use of aromatase inhibitors as long-term therapy," write the authors, "and they suggest that, if and when resistance to aromatase inhibition occurs, a strategy of treatment with estrogen … may be sufficient to kill the cancer and control disease progression." --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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