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Breast cancer hope from an osteoporosis drug?

Heart framing on woman chest with pink badge to support breast cAn osteoporosis drug has been shown to stop the growth of breast cancer cells in both animal and cell culture studies! Bazedoxifene, a drug approved in Europe for osteoporosis treatment, was successful at inhibiting growth in breast cancer cells- even in cancer cells that proved to be resistant to the two most commonly used drugs currently used in breast cancer treatment (tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors). A variety of breast cancer cell types were tested, with promising initial results. And there is definitely a benefit in re-purposing a drug that is already on the market- bazedoxifene could be approved for use as a breast cancer treatment much sooner than drugs in early testing phases. Read more here:

http://www.dukehealth.org/health_library/news/osteoporosis-drug-stops-growth-of-breast-cancer-cells-even-in-resistant-tumors