Monday, April 22, 2019

Breast cancer's drug resistance

A article by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center explains how researchers have discovered an unexpected relationship between levels of the amino acid leucine (found in beef, chicken, pork and fish and other foods) and the development of tamoxifen resistance in estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer. These findings reveal a potential new strategy for overcoming resistance to endocrine drugs in ER positive breast cancer patients.

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Not counting some kinds of skin cancer, breast cancer in the United States is—The most common cancer in women, no matter your race or ethnicity.The most common cause of death from cancer among Hispanic women.The second most common cause of death from cancer among white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.

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