This new method for reducing the impact of breast cancer targets the enzymes (Lox) released by the tumours; enzymes that create holes in the bones, thus creating passage ways for the metastatic cancer cells to spread. This research shows that drugs used for preventing osteoporosis can be used for blocking the process of holes being produced in the bones, therefore inhibiting the spread through, and growth of metastatic cells in the bones. Very exciting research which can hopefully result in the development of new treatment methods of cancer.
|Breast cancer could be ‘stopped in its tracks’ by new technique, say scientists | Society | The Guardian Discovery of method for blocking enzyme that spreads cancer cells to bones is described as ‘important progress’ in prevention of secondary stage of disease|
|Source: radio creative writing|