Drug Combination Prevents ER-Negative Tumors in Mice
December 01, 2006
Two experimental drugs used together were shown to be far more effective than either alone in preventing the development of estrogen-receptor-negative (ER-) breast tumors in mice, Karen Liby, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at Dartmouth Medical School, said at the AACR's Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting (abstract PR-08). One of the drugs, LG100268, developed by Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc., San Diego, California, is a rexinoid, which binds to retinoid X receptors. Known as 268, the agent has previously been reported to be effective in preventing and treating mammary tumors in animal models of ER+ breast cancer.