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Old 05-05-2012, 06:43 AM   #6
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Re: Scientists Identify 10 Different Types of Breast Cancer

Dr. Phillip Dennis and colleagues did exactly that: they took existing HIV protease inhibitor drugs and tested 6 of them against cancer cell lines derived from 9 different human tumor types and found that three of the drugs (ritonavir, nelfinavir and saquinavir) reduced the growth of 60 of those cell lines.

In the laboratory, nelfinavir or Viracept, a first generation speific protease inhibitor designed for HIV appeared most potent (Autophagy 4(1):107-9, 2008).

Tumor-Cell Death, Autophagy, and Immunity

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