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Details Of Promising Cancer Therapy Shows For The First Time

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June 2, 1999
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Scientists at Schering-Plough Research Institute are reporting what they say is the first atomic view that shows how a promising new class of cancer-fighting drugs works. The discovery may point the way to faster, better refinement of the drugs, according to the researchers. Several pharmaceutical companies are in a race to develop so-called farnesyl protein transferase (FPT) inhibitors, which incapacitate an enzyme recently found to activate many types of cancer.

Visualization of action could lead to development of more potent, less toxic drugs


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