Thursday, 3 July 2014

Breast cancer drug hope for leukaemia

Breast cancer drug hope for leukaemia. [online]. BBC News [Health]. June 2014

Leukaemia research may lead to new drugs for difficult-to-treat breast cancers, say scientists.
These types of tumours cannot be treated with the targeted drugs which have hugely improved survival.
A team in Glasgow says a faulty piece of DNA which causes leukaemia also has a role in some tumours and could help in research for new drugs. 
Meanwhile, other researchers say they have taken tentative steps towards a blood test for breast cancer.