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Drugs found to slow the spread of breast cancer

  • A treatment to delay the spread of cancer cells has been found in a combination of two drugs. The medication named palbociclib and the hormone drug fulvestrant has shown a reduction in two-thirds of women with advanced forms of the most common type of breast cancer. The trial was conducted on 521 women and the result showed that progression of cancer slowed in women given the combination of both the drugs by an average of 9.5 months compared to 4.6 months for those who didn’t take the combination. Other benefits of the medicine includes reduction in tumor size and controlling the disease up to six months.