Promising cancer drug created at UA

August 30, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: Arizona Daily Star] – What if you could stop cancer without irradiating or poisoning surrounding tissue?

A University of Arizona researcher has patented a nontoxic molecular therapy that stopped tumor growth and metastasis in lab and animal trials without affecting other cells.

Armed with a “first-in-class” patent awarded this month, Joyce Schroeder is now looking for grants to begin clinical trials on humans. The proof is years away, but Schroeder says she is certain that her new cancer drug will work on a particularly dangerous form of breast cancer.

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