Navigation Links
Breast Cancer Prevention Using Abortion Drug Considered

Mifepristone, a drug used for termination of early pregnancies, might be helpful to prevent the development of breast tumors. Scientists reported this from the University of California, whose work has been published// in the journal, 'Science'. Mifepristone or RU486 is a licensed drug that blocks the hormone progesterone. In pregnancy, progesterone is the hormone that helps to maintain pregnancy. If it is depleted the developing fetus can get expelled from the body.

The recent research shows that if the progesterone levels are reduced, then tumor cells get adversely affected and stop growing. This discovery may be helpful to tackle breast cancer and also ovarian cancer.

Scientists are now aware of a gene BRCA-1, which helps to suppress tumor formation. Some women have flaws in this gene, in their chromosomes. Such women are seen to be more prone to develop breast tumors and ovarian tumors. It is seen that over 50% of women with this defective gene ultimately end up with cancer by the time they reach the age of seventy.

Recent studies done in mice have shown that, tumors in women with this defective gene are triggered off by progesterone. Mice with defective gene BRCA-1 were given Mifepristone. Cancerous cells did not develop in them even after one year. But quite surprisingly, all the mice to which the drug was not administered, suffered from tumors by the time they were 8 months old.

The lead researcher Eva Lee divulged that, the researchers found out that progesterone promotes the growth of mammary cells, which carries the flawed gene. The drug mifepristone can block progesterone levels and thus decelerate the growth of cancer cells. The researchers are no doubt, very excited about this discovery as it has opened new vistas for women with a high genetic risk of cancer.

More research will be required to develop a more targeted and safer version of progesterone, before it is used as an anti cancer drug. Th is research has faced stiff opposition from groups of people who resist the idea of medical termination of pregnancies, using drugs.
MST
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Consensus on "Combination Therapy" for Breast Cancer
2. Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test
3. Breast Feeding prevents obesity later on in life
4. Breast milk is essential
5. Breast Cancer Surgery Causes Psychological problems
6. Breast cancer evidence
7. Letrozole Beats Tamoxifen in Breast Cancer Therapy
8. Breast screening among diabetic women
9. Breast feeding can alter hormones
10. Diet, Sunlight connected to Breast Cancer Risk
11. Additional Radiotheraphy for Breast Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... The 21st Century Cures ... **An FDAnews Webinar**, Jan. 26, 2016 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET, ... Century Cures Act in order to thrive this year? , The passage of the ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... the American Osteopathic College of Proctology) announced today the opening of 3 ... California ( http://www.hemorrhoidsremovalcenterscalifornia.com ): Hemorrhoids Center of Los Angeles (Beverly Hills), Hemorrhoids ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... Visually learn facts ... doctor-recommended OTC antiperspirant, Certain Dri. , Excessive sweating and hyperhidrosis are common conditions ... this infographic to explain the seven types of hyperhidrosis. This visual creates awareness ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... ... , ... A Palm Beach doctor plans to run the 2017 London Marathon ... free surgery to poor children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate. , "Distance ... support the efforts of the American Heart Association and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society," ...
(Date:1/18/2017)... VA (PRWEB) , ... January 18, 2017 , ... Dr. ... in family, cosmetic and implants dentistry. His modern dental practice has two convenient office ... as a 2017 Top Rated Dentist for the Alexandria area. This award ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... -- ViewRay, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRAY ), makers ... radiation therapy system, announced today that it has raised ... a private placement of its common stock and ... was joined by certain of ViewRay,s existing investors, ... and an additional new institutional investor, Acuta Capital ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 18, 2017   Synthetic ... clinical company developing therapeutics designed to preserve the ... patients, today confirmed plans to initiate a Phase ... modified-release reformulation of lovastatin lactone designed to reduce ... in the gut to treat the underlying ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... 2017 South Korea Insulin ... new report, "South Korea Insulin Delivery Market Outlook to ... Insulin Delivery market. The report provides value, in millions ... (USD) within market segments - Insulin Pens, Insulin Pumps, ... report also provides company shares and distribution shares data ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: