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Wistar Scientists Define Mechanism Of Action Used By Potential Magic Bullet In Cancer Treatment

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February 19, 1999
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Farnesyltransferase inhibitors (FTIs) are a relatively new class of nontoxic chemotherapeutic drugs that have an ability to target mutated oncogenes while bypassing normal cells; i.e., they may be the long sought-after magic bullet in cancer treatment. In pre-clinical studies, FTIs have proven to control the growth of cancer cells and promote tumor regression. Little has been known, however, about how and why they work.

Farnesyltransferase inhibitors (FTIs) are a relatively new class of nontoxic chemotherapeutic drugs that have an ability to target mutated oncogenes while bypassing normal cells; i.e., they may be the long sought-after magic bullet in cancer treatment.


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