Cheap diabetes drug could help fight breast cancer

A low cost diabetes drug could benefit breast cancer sufferers.

Anthony Howell, director of the breakthrough breast cancer research unit at the University of Manchester, said: ‘We have some way to go but we hope that drugs like metformin will be saving lives of breast cancer patients over the next few years.’

Scientists have developed a new test that identifies patients who could benefit from the cheap treatment, reports the journal Cell Cycle.

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