30 Jul '13, 9am

Singapore scientists discover new drug targets for aggressive breast cancer

Tan Tock Seng Hospital consultant surgeon Dr Tan Ern Yu, a collaborator and co- author of the study said, "Some TNBC patients relapse soon after standard treatment while others remain free of disease for a long time. Being able to predict which patients are more likely to relapse is important since these patients may benefit from more aggressive treatments. But currently, doctors are unable to reliably do so. Further validation will show whether UBASH3B can be developed into a means of identifying these high-risk patients as well as a new form of treatment." Dr Dave Hoon, Director, Department Molecular Oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute, USA, and co-author said, "Recent large-scale genomic analysis of breast cancer show that triple negative breast cancer are highly heterogeneous and patients tumors can have different molecular profiles. Unlike more common breast c...

Full article: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/264082.php

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