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Professor Jonathan Baell and colleagues have discovered a new type of anti-cancer drug

Monday, August 13, 2018   (0 Comments)
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New anti-cancer drugs put cancer to sleep for good

In a world first, Melbourne scientists including Monash Institute of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences' Professor Jonathan Baell, a member of the ICBS Board of Directors, have discovered a new type of anti-cancer drug that can put cancer cells into a permanent sleep, without the harmful side-effects caused by conventional cancer therapies.

 

Published in the journal Nature, the research reveals the first class of anti-cancer drugs that work by putting the cancer cell to sleep – arresting tumour growth and spread without damaging the cells’ DNA.

The new class of drugs could provide an exciting alternative for people with cancer, and has already shown great promise in halting cancer progression in models of blood and liver cancers, as well as in delaying cancer relapse.

More details here: https://www.monash.edu/pharm/about/news/news-listing/2018/new-anti-cancer-drugs-put-cancer-to-sleep-for-good

 

 


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