DRUG TO STARVE BREAST TUMOURS

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The vast majority of breast cancer sufferers who are not suited to the groundbreaking drug Herceptin may soon be able to improve significantly their chances of survival with a treatment that starves tumours of blood. A trial involving patients with advanced breast cancer given Avastin, a drug designed to block the transfer of nutrients that feed a tumour, has shown that the treatment significantly slows the progression of the disease.

The Australian (http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,18583243%255E23289,00.html)