Breast Cancer Drug Geldanamycin Could Halt Other Tumors, University of Leeds Study

Published: Nov 07, 2012

A drug commonly used in treating breast cancer could have far wider benefits, offering a new way of preventing cancers spreading through the body, according to a University of Leeds-led study. The drug, geldanamycin, is well known for attacking a protein associated with the spread of breast cancer. However, a laboratory-based study found it also degraded a different protein that triggers blood vessel growth.

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