November 2, 2007
Mechanism Found To Predict Lung Cancer Survival In WomenTopics: lung cancer
Researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a link between increased levels of aromatase, an enzyme that naturally makes estrogen from another hormone called androgen, to more aggressive disease and lower survival rates in women over 65 with Stage 1 or 2 lung cancer.
The discovery not only gives physicians a possible new tool to predict survival but may also provide a target for therapy using aromatase inhibitors, already approved for the treatment of breast cancer.More at Science Daily ....
Related: Links to NCI materials on aromatase inhibitors ...
Posted by Richard at November 2, 2007 5:35 PM
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