Story excerpt provided by UC Health News.
University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers hope to repurpose commonly used breast cancer medicines for the treatment of malignant primary brain tumors such as gliomas.
“We have an early discovery with the tremendous potential to cure,” says Pankaj Desai, PhD, a professor of pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism at the UC James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy who is leading the effort at UC to repurpose aromatase inhibitors, a class of drugs extensively used in the treatment of breast cancer in post-menopausal women.
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Originally published August 20, 2014.