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By BT News
The drug that is designed to home-in on cancer cells could change clinical practice, says study leader.
An experimental “magic bullet” drug has the potential to change the way women are treated for one of the most deadly forms of breast cancer, an expert has said.
Sacituzumab, is an antibody that zeroes in on cancer cells. Like a homing missile, it delivers a “warhead” in the form of a potent chemotherapy drug.
Since it directly targets tumours while avoiding healthy cells, side effects are kept to a minimum.
In a clinical trial involving 108 women with triple-negative breast cancer that had spread around the body, the infused drug caused “significant” tumour shrinkage, researchers reported.