Health New drug may improve treatment for prostate cancer and tuberculosis

New drug may improve treatment for prostate cancer and tuberculosis

Prostate cancer kills over 3,200 Australian men each year and is the highest diagnosed cancer in men, account for almost a third of all cancer cases in Australia.

A team of scientists is making progress with a new drug that shows promise for the treatment of prostate cancer.

Researchers from Deakin University have been working from a molecular level to find a cheaper, more reliable and effective drug for prostate cancer, other cancers and tuberculosis. Dr Luke Henderson from Deakin University says the research is in preliminary stages but is promising.

“The current drugs require lengthy and inefficient synthetic procedures and, because they are rapidly decomposed by the body, they require doses at frequent intervals,” he said.

The Deakin researchers have been collaborating with colleagues from Bond and Monash Universities on the project.

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