Tamoxifen Helps Muscular Dystrophy Symptoms in Mice, University of Geneva and University of Lausanne Study  
1/16/2013 7:55:08 AM

A new study has found that tamoxifen, a well-known breast cancer drug, can counteract some pathological features in a mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). At present, no treatment is known to produce long-term improvement of the symptoms in boys with DMD, a debilitating muscular disorder that is characterized by progressive muscle wasting, respiratory and cardiac impairments, paralysis, and premature death.