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IISc scientists identify molecule to help cancer treatment

Source : Edu Leaders
Jan 16, 2013

This breakthrough has been done by researchers led by Dr Sathees C Raghavan, who had named the new molecule as "Sathees as SCR7".

 

A team of researchers of Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore have claimed to identify a molecule which helps in the treatment of cancer.  This breakthrough has been done by researchers led by Dr Sathees C Raghavan, who had named the new molecule as "Sathees as SCR7". It is believed that this discovery could prove a milestone in development of new generation of drugs to treat the cancer disease.

 

An Assistant Professor of IISc- Sathees said, "The discovery could be a major step in improvement of the existing regimens for cancer treatment." "We hope that this discovery represents a milestone in development of new generation drugs to treat cancer," he adds.

 

"In our extensive scientific investigation carried out at IISc-Bangalore, we have successfully reported that SCR7 prolonged survival by either inducing tumour regression or inhibiting tumour growth in three out of the four tumour mice models tested", Sathees said.

 

When co-administered with the DSB-inducing treatment modalities such as radiation or chemotherapeutic agents, SCR7 could prove effective even on unresponsive tumours. The team that made the discovery included researchers from IBAB, Bangalore, KLE College of Pharmacy, Bangalore and ACTREC, Mumbai.


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