Two New Compounds Show Promise For Destroying Breast Cancer Tumors – University Of Central Florida

News — By on November 19, 2008 at 9:00 am

Two new compounds created by a University of Central Florida professor show early promise for destroying breast cancer tumors. Associate Professor James Turkson’s compounds disrupt the formation and spread of breast cancer tumors in tests on mice. The compounds, S3I-201 and S3I-M2001, break up a cancer-causing protein called STAT3, and researchers have observed no negative side effects so far. “The compounds are very promising,” Turkson said.

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