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BCNA News 22 Jan 2020

Clinical trials reveal breast cancer breakthrough

There has been significant coverage on the breakthrough results of clinical trials, providing hope in the treatment of early breast cancer.

The Melbourne Herald-Sun newspaper of 22 January detailed results of a clinical trial that found a common pill used to treat anxiety and high blood pressure could slow the spread of breast cancer.

The four-year Monash University trial found the beta-blocker Propranolol stopped cancer cells spreading through the body.

The WinPro trial explores whether adding the drug Prometrium (progesterone) to hormone therapy for two weeks before women have breast surgery will slow down the growth of the cancer.

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) says both trials show promise. However, both have a way to go before they will be included as standard care for those newly diagnosed.

The results clearly demonstrate the importance of clinical trials. Click here to read more about clinical trials and how you can get involved.

More information:

Breast Cancer Trials Australia

‘The WinPro Trial’

‘Wonder drug stops breast cancer spreading’