Wednesday 21 February 2018

Bid to solve cancer puzzle

A RESEARCHER is attempting to unlock the mystery of why breast cancer patients develop resistance to essential treatment.

Most women suffering from breast cancer receive anti-hormone treatments to prevent the disease coming back, but over time up to one-third of patients develop resistance to the treatment.

Dr Afshin Samali of NUI Galway will look specifically at new ways of overcoming this resistance and has received a Breast Cancer Campaign grant of €190,000.

Irish Independent

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