Navigation Links
Study Identifies Mechanism Which May Help Tamoxifen Work Better

The “crosstalk” between estrogen and a special protein responsible for cell development (Notch) helps breast cancer cells// proliferate and spread, a new study shows.

“Breast cancer cells respond to loss of estrogen, which is caused by commonly used hormonal therapy, by increasing the Notch signal,” said senior study investigator Dr. Lucio Miele, professor, departments of pathology, pharmacology and experimental therapeutics, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Ill. “This helps the cancer cells survive the loss of estrogen.

“Blocking the Notch pathway with a Notch inhibitor offers a new strategy to stopping breast cancer,” said Miele, director, breast cancer basic science program, Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola University Health System. He presented the findings here today at the 29th annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Notch inhibitors are currently in early human clinical trials.

“Results of our study shows that in estrogen receptor positive cancers, a drug which inhibits the Notch protein should be used in combination with estrogen inhibitors,” said Miele. “In estrogen receptor negative cancers, the Notch inhibitor can be used alone or with chemotherapy.”

A significant number of people currently become resistant to the breast cancer drug tamoxifen. “For tamoxifen to work better, you need to inhibit the Notch pathway,” said co-author Dr. Kathy S. Albain, professor, division of hematology/oncology, department of medicine, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.

“This can be done by using a novel drug to block the Notch pathway while simultaneously controlling estrogen signaling through the estrogen receptor,” said Albain, director, thoracic oncology clinical research program; director, breast clinical research program; and co-director, multidisciplinary breast oncology center; Loyola University Health System, Maywood, Ill.

Albain also said this research suggests new therapeutic strategies for women with breast cancer.

Source-Nwswise
SRM
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Tomato Sauce reduces Cancer Risk- Study
2. Study on obesity and heart failure
3. National Lung Study in the process
4. Study casts doubt on keyboard ills
5. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
6. Study reveals how stress can make you sick
7. Study supports vegetable diet
8. Study to look at early surgery to treat epilepsy
9. Its Never Too Late to Stop Smoking,Study Finds
10. New Technique to Study Infants Brain.
11. Groundbreaking Study Gives Hope For Patients With Kidney Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... franchises from across the country gathered at the La Valencia Hotel in San ... PROSHRED Chicago was named the year’s most outstanding franchise, walking away with ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... to allow users to search for and donate to Give To Cure’s campaign that ... an app that lets users make and share payments through a smart device. In ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... New York (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... the election of Patrick McDermott as Chairman of the National Board of Directors. Mr. ... as Chairman of the Board,” stated Leslie A. Chambers , APDA President and ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... Dr. Ben Amini, a San ... welcoming orthodontist, Dr. Amanda Cheng, to the practice. With the addition of services ... including general dentistry, cosmetic treatments, periodontics, implant dentistry , endodontics, orthodontics and ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Health and ... more relevant to individuals in the event they are experiencing an illness. Migraines are ... Those Americans that are afflicted with migraines would not wish the pain on their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... MELVILLE, N.Y. , Feb. 5, 2016  Henry ... of health care products and services to office-based dental, ... has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority ... dental supplies and equipment in Brazil ... Headquartered in Blumenau, Brazil, Dental Cremer is the dental ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Ohio , Feb. 4, 2016 For ... Program, or those already participating in the program, the ... often referred to as the , Mega-Guidance , could ... final guidance is published in September 2016. ... Product and Service Marketing , summarizes the Mega-Guidance,s key ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... NEW YORK , Feb. 4, 2016   Bernstein ... has been filed in the United States District Court for ... of a class (the "Class") consisting of all persons or ... or the "Company") (NASDAQ: INSY ) from March 3, ... charges Insys and certain of its officers with violations of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: