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New discovery in breast cancer treatment

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Source: University of Adelaide

EstrogenAndrogen: Androgen counterbalances estrogen-driven breast cancer, University of Adelaide

EstrogenAndrogen: Androgen counterbalances estrogen-driven breast cancer, University of Adelaide

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found new evidence about the positive role of androgens in breast cancer treatment with immediate implications for women with estrogen receptor-driven metastatic disease. 

Published today in Nature Medicine, the international study conducted in collaboration with the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, looked at the role of androgens – commonly thought of as male sex hormones but also found at lower levels in women – as a potential treatment for estrogen receptor positive breast cancer. 

Watch a video explainer about the new study at - https://youtu.be/NYalzv4C35U

For more information about this embargoed story please see attached media release. 

Paper: A copy of the research paper is available under embargo. Please contact Crispin Savage. 

Media Contacts

Professor Wayne Tilley, Director, Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories, Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide. Mobile: +61 (0)417 807 895, Email: wayne.tilley@adelaide.edu.au

Associate Professor Theresa Hickey, Head of Breast Cancer Research, Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories, Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide. Mobile: +61 (0)416 607 399, Email: theresa.hickey@adelaide.edu.au

Associate Professor Elgene Lim. Head. Connie Johnson Breast Cancer Research Group, Garvan Institute of Medical Research, St Vincent’s Hospital, University of New South Wales. Mobile: +61 (0)434 232 1888, Email: e.lim@garvan.org.au

Crispin Savage, Senior Communications and Media Officer, University of Adelaide. Mobile: +61 (0)481 912 465, Email: crispin.savage@adelaide.edu.au

Dr Viviane Richter, Senior Marketing and Communications Officer, Garvan Institute. Mobile: +61 (0)404 999 682, Email: v.richter@garvan.org.au