Navigation Links
Two New Drugs For Breast Cancer Show Promise

Two of the most promising breast cancer drugs are raloxifene and lapatinib, according to researchers who revealed their findings// at he European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-5). Raloxifene is a drug that was first developed to treat osteoporosis in women.

It belongs to a class of drugs called selective benzothiophene oestrogen receptor modulator (SERM) and exerts an anti-estrogen effect. Hence it's use in breast cancer. In the trials where raloxifene was used as an osteoporosis drug, it also appeared to prevent the formation of new hormone dependant breast cancers. The MORE (The Multiple Outcomes of Raloxifene Evaluation) study, which evaluated 7,705 women by either administering raloxifene or placebo to a group. The results of this trial are awaited. Another trial that aims to test the efficacy of raloxifene was conducted on 20,000 postmenopausal women in the US. The results of this trial are also awaited. However, women taking raloxifene are known to have an increased risk of developing deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism as side effects. Another drug that is exciting researchers is lapatinib, which is given orally. The molecule is a subset of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors (EGFR). Preliminary results suggest that the drug could kill cancer cells that are not killed by other breast cancer drugs. Dr F. Cardoso from the Jules Bordet Institute, Brussels, who is involved in the drug research said, "Raloxifene and lapatinib are exciting new drugs which will be of interest in prevention and treatment of breast cancer patients in the future." Contact: EBCC-5 Press Office 33-493-928-402 Federation of European Cancer Societies Source: Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs
2. Life Saving Cancer Drugs – From Chicken! Possible Says Dolly’ Creatos
3. Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.
4. Emphasis to ban Drugs ads by Doctors
5. Osteoporosis Drugs: right time to take-off
6. Drugs disrupt formation of blood vessels
7. Drugs to stop burgeon of HIV
8. Misleading Advertisements for Prescription Drugs
9. Drugs For Anthrax May Interfere With Oral Contraceptives
10. Over-The-Counter Drugs May Prevent Alzheimers
11. Steps To Improve Quality Of Plant-Based Drugs
Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton ... staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster drill on ... Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting ... Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the ... and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids ... Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, ... run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success ... focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains ... possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to ... dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/19/2017)... Sept. 19, 2017 HistoSonics, Inc., a venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, ... tissues, announced three leadership team developments today:   ... ... ... Veteran medical device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... Mich. , Sept. 18, 2017  PMD Healthcare ... Specialty Pharmacy of Kalamazoo, Mich. , ... hub service that expedites and streamlines patient and provider ... PD 2.0, and wellness management services.  ... device used to measure lung function for a variety ...
(Date:9/13/2017)... has been named the official orthopedic and sports medicine ... 2018 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship to be played ... Atlanta, Georgia . OrthoAtlanta is proud to be ... many activities leading up to, and including the national championship ... OrthoAtlanta serves ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: