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Breast cancer: Reducing this amino acid could make drugs more effective

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Catharine Paddock PhD From: Leucine, an amino acid that the body needs for making protein, appears to have a surprising role in the development of resistance to tamoxifen in breast cancer that tests positive for the estrogen receptor. Scientists from Harvard Medical School, in Boston, MA, recently made this “unexpected” discovery about estrogen receptor-positive (ER-positive) breast cancer in …