Breast cancer might finally be beatable thanks to leukaemia research. According to a recent article by the BBC, new drugs being developed to treat leukaemia may also be used to help cure breast cancer.
Researchers at the University of Glasgow, for instance, have been experimented with genes; investigating the possibility of targeting the RUNX1 gene – which is active in both breast cancer and leukaemia. New drugs may help combat it, ensuring a greater chance of survival.
In another development, scientists at University College London may have developed a blood test for breast cancer. The BBC says “They found changes in the DNA of immune cells in the blood of women who were at high risk of breast cancer as they had inherited the BRCA1 risk gene.”