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Momodou



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Posted - 02 Oct 2013 :  09:55:45  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message
Blood pressure drug 'fights cancer'
By Michelle Roberts

Health editor, BBC News online

BBC Online: Published on 1 October 2013


A commonly used blood pressure drug could help fight cancer by opening up blood vessels in solid tumours.

Used beside conventional cancer-fighting drugs, it could improve life expectancy, experts believe.

Following successful testing in mice, doctors plan to give losartan to patients with pancreatic cancer to see if it can tackle this hard-to-treat disease, Nature Communications reports.

Currently, only 5% of pancreatic cancer patients survive for at least 5 years.

This is partly because only one in 10 people with the disease has a tumour that is operable.

Future hope
Investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital in the US are currently recruiting volunteer patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer to test out the new drug combination of chemotherapy plus losartan.....

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toubab1020



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Posted - 02 Oct 2013 :  11:43:25  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message
Sounds useful,"they" wouldn't have published if their tests had not been exhaustive.



"Simple is good" & I strongly dislike politics. You cannot defend the indefensible.
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