Publish Date: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 09:45

NEW TREATMENT TO REVERSE DRUG RESISTANCE IN SOME CANCERS 

University of Queensland researchers have discovered how to reverse drug resistance in skin and mouth squamous cell carcinomas.

UQ Diamantina Institute Associate Professor Nicholas Saunders said squamous cell carcinomas was curable when diagnosed early but difficult to eradicate once the cancer spread.

“This cancer of the skin and mouth kills approximately 1,400 Australians each year. 

The drugs used to treat squamous cell carcinomas that have spread to other parts of the body only work for a small fraction of patients.

In our study, we successfully added a new drug to an existing treatment to make squamous cell carcinomas responsive to treatment.”

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A/Prof Nicholas Saunders on Channel 10 Eyewitness News, 28 June 2018

Summary: 
University of Queensland researchers have discovered how to reverse drug resistance in skin and mouth squamous cell carcinomas.