Curbing Hormones’ Effects In Obese Patients Could Aid Against Breast Cancer

News — By on December 2, 2008 at 7:00 am

Once-promising drugs that were abandoned in the fight against breast cancer still could be effective in obese patients, new research suggests. In laboratory tests, hormones produced by fat cells stimulate breast cancer cells to migrate and invade surrounding tissues, scientists at Emory University School of Medicine found. A class of drugs called epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors could block the stimulatory effects of the hormones.

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