Medical and Scientific: Hormone therapy to combat breast cancer

19 Jan 2021 - Medical and Scientific

Breakthrough Adelaide research is tipped to revolutionise the treatment of the most common breast cancers. Adelaide University researchers have discovered that male sex hormones have the potential to combat oestrogen receptor-driven breast cancers, which account for about 75 to 80 per cent of cases globally. The research has been described as “exciting” with clinical trials to begin in the US this year. Professor Wayne Tilley, one of the lead researchers, said the benefits of the male hormones, androgens, in suppressing tumours has been long suspected but new technology has now provided the proof.

Adelaide Advertiser; 19/01/2021; Page 1