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Fungal Protein Points Way to New Breast Cancer Treatments

By Sharon Kingman
Staff Writer

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
LONDON – There may be a completely new way to block the estrogen receptor on breast cancer cells, which normally thrive on estrogen. Researchers working in the Netherlands have shown that blocking the receptor at that point reduces the growth rate of breast tumor cells. What is more, they have already found a small molecule that blocks the receptor.

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