Beta-blockers could stop cancer spread - Macleans.ca
 

Beta-blockers could stop cancer spread

Cancer patients taking beta-blockers at lower risk of dying: study


 

The drugs used to lower blood pressure known as ‘beta-blockers’ may block hormones that spread the growth of cancer in the body, according to a joint UK and German study. Breast cancer, the BBC notes, is most manageable when affected cells are isolated to the breast only. “We are very encouraged by these first results which have already shown that by using a well-established, safe and cost effective drug, we can take another step on the road towards targeted therapy in breast cancer,” says Dr Des Powe, who collaborated with German Professor Frank Entschladen on the study. Powe warned that because the test group of 466 people is relatively small, the study will need to be built upon with further research.

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