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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

New ways to tackle prostate cancer discovered

Thousands of men's lives could be saved after a world first study found new ways to tackle prostate cancer.

Scientists have discovered 80 proteins which trigger prostate cancer and cause it to spread.

The revelation means drugs currently used to treat breast, ovarian and skin cancer could in future be given to prostate cancer patients.

They could be life-saving for the one in seven men who die within a decade of getting prostate cancer.

These men need further treatment beyond radiotherapy, hormone therapy and surgery to remove their prostate gland. Currently there are just seven drugs available to block two proteins which cause prostate cancer.

But the study led by the Institute of Cancer Research in London has now found another 80 proteins which could be stopped with a single daily pill.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What produces the proteins?