Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Boffins develop antibody that inhibits breast cancer spread in mice

Boffins at the University of Buffalo have come a step further in the fight against breast cancer, by developing a monoclonal antibody that has been able to significantly extend the survival of mice with human breast-cancer tumours, and inhibit the cancer's spread to the their lungs by more than 50 percent. Named JAA-F11, the antibody targets a particular disaccharide, an antigen known as TF-Ag, which aids the adhesion and spread of certain cancer cells. The researchers noted that while the antibody did not kill the cancer cells, it blocked stages of cancer-cell growth that allow the cells to stick to organ tissue. --Click the title of this post to read the full article from its source--

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