ER negative target

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A protein in the nucleus of breast cancer cells that plays a role in fueling the growth of aggressive tumors may be a good target for new drugs, reports a research team at the Duke Cancer Institute.

The finding, published in the October 18, 2011, print issue of the journal Cancer Cell, presents a potential new way to inhibit breast cancer growth among so-called estrogen receptor negative cancers, which are especially lethal because they don’t respond to current hormone therapies.


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