Common Drug May Help Battle Aggressive Breast Cancer

Common Drug May Help Battle Aggressive Breast Cancer

Basal-like breast cancer develops in younger women, and prognosis rates are the worst of any cancer type. Often caught at a late stage, the tumors are normally aggressive and spread quickly. Even when treatment is successful, basal-like breast cancer is more likely to recur and metastasize than other types. The reason why this type of cancer is so hard to treat is that the three major targets for therapy are not usually present. In these cases, it is referred to as triple-negative breast cancer. The vast majority of breast cancer drugs target estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors, or the hormone epidermal growth factor receptor 2. In about 10–20 percent of breast...

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