Cardiff scientists develop drug to combat breast cancer

Researchers at Cardiff University are developing a novel compound known to reverse the spread of malignant breast cancer cells. The vast majority of deaths from cancer result from its progressive spread to vital organs, known as metastasis.

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Scientists develop drug to stop breast cancer spread

Cardiff scientists are developing a drug to tackle metastatic tumours Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Scientists at Cardiff University have developed an experimental compound that can reduce the spread of breast cancer by more than eighty percent.

Up to 12,000 women a year develop these additional tumours.

This new approach of tackling the disease through drugs is in the pre clinical phase. Researchers are now working to prepare the drug for patient trials in the next 18 months.

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