Breast Cancer Anti-Hormone Treatment Could Block Mesothelioma


Researchers have found the anti-hormone treatment, tamoxifen, may be useful in the fight against mesothelioma. Traditionally used as a hormonal treatment for breast cancer, tamoxifen works by blocking the production of estrogen in breast cancer patients and is used as a treatment and preventative measure.

Understanding the different types of clinical trials for mesothelioma. 

A recent lab study showed that although mesothelioma was not affected by the estrogen-blocking properties of the drug (which is sold under the brand names of Nolvadex or Soltamox), the drug blocked the growth of malignant pleural mesothelioma cells grown in a dish.

The study by researchers at the Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, found the drug also worked in combination with chemotherapy to block the growth of the mesothelioma cancer cells. Find out more about this study here.

Chemotherapy as an add-on to surgery gives mesothelioma patients extra time. Find out more. 

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