Cancer is a very dangerous and deceiving disease. It is the leading cause of death compared to other disease. It can occur in almost every tissue in the body and affects people with different ages. It gets heard to prevent or even treat the disease. One of the most common type of cancer for women is breast cancer. It can be treated at early stages or removed with chemotherapy.
However, a recent study conducted by a team of scientists from the University of Missouri have dissected breast cancer to understand how it works. The results show that breast cancer can work through three main parts. A form of breast cancer is called “triple negative” due to the lack of receptors available to allow medications reach the cancer cell. Currently this type of breast cancer is untreatable. The treatment for breast cancer is a protein called p53 which can kill cancer cells.
However, this study was able to find a way to let this protein reach the cancer cells. Their new development will lower the rate of spreading of the disease to almost half its current speed. This study was led by the Zalk Endowed Professor in Tumor Angiogenesis and professor of biomedical sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, Salman Hyder.
He commented on his results saying, “Most people who succumb to breast cancer, and those in particular with triple-negative breast cancer, do so following metastasis, or spread of the cancer to other organs in the body. Triple negative breast cancer lacks ways to treat the cancer with chemotherapy. Therefore, people are administered toxic, non-specific drugs.”