Fighting Breast Cancer With "Two-Headed" Antibody

News — By on November 14, 2008 at 4:00 am

A small, antibody-like molecule created by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center can successfully attack two separate molecules on the surface of cancer cells at the same time, halting the growth of breast cancer cells in laboratory tests, the researchers say. The molecule, nickname “ALM,” might be a means of slowing cancer spread or, as the researchers believe, a guidance system for delivering more aggressive drugs directly to cancer cells.

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