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Buxton Breast Cancer Research in Media

Dr. Iain Buxton has cured breast cancer—in mice. (with audio)

Still, Buxton and his team, at the UNR Department of Pharmacology, believe they've cracked the code of metastasis. In the context of breast cancer, that means they've figured out how cancer cells from the breast move to other parts of the body, where they develop into terminal cancer. Buxton says they now understand how that migration works, and what tends to trigger tumor growth, and have pinpointed two drugs that effectively stop it from happening.

KNPR: New Discovery in Breast Cancer Fight

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have made some significant strides into breast cancer and how it metastasizes. And with the help of a new microscope that the state has helped fund through settlements with pharmaceutical companies, they expect to excel that research toward a cure. "The things I need to find out just can't be found out in any other way," said Dr. Iain Buxton, who heads up that research.

Breast Cancer Breakthrough (video)

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have made some significant strides into breast cancer and how it metastasizes. And with the help of a new microscope that the state has helped fund through settlements with pharmaceutical companies, they expect to excel that research toward a cure. "The things I need to find out just can't be found out in any other way," said Dr. Iain Buxton, who heads up that research.

Pharmacology Podcast

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