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Gene Predicts Breast Cancer Treatment Success - eMedicineHealth - experts in everyday emergencies, first aid and health information -
. I thought this could be interesting, following professor Fry's lecture.
October 21, 2010
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I found this interesting because it highlights the fact that cancer is such a complicated disease to treat because cancer cells are all different, so respond to drugs in different ways or not at all. Also in Professor Fry's lecture he mentioned that they are researching all Nek proteins, in order to control the growth of cancer cells. In this article it's believed that the gene BCAR4, provides resistance to the drug tamoxifen. Tamoxifen is a drug given to breast cancer patients, to prevent the disease from returning, by stopping estrogen stimulating the growth of breast cancer cells. Therefore cancer researchers are finding ways to fight against the BCAR4 gene, in a hope to find a promising new treatments for breast cancer. -
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