Wednesday, 17 December 2014

New agent causes small cell lung tumors to shrink in pre-clinical testing

Small cell lung cancer has shown itself vulnerable to an agent that disables part of tumor cells’ basic survival machinery, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported. Investigators found that the agent THZ1 caused human-like small cell lung tumors in mice to shrink significantly, with no apparent side effects. The compound is now being developed into a drug for testing in human patients in clinical trials. Read more here.

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