VARIOUS NATIONAL MEDIA: Arthritis drugs could be repurposed to help prevent breast cancer spreading to the bone, study suggests

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 20/11/2019

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Drugs commonly used to treat arthritis may help to prevent breast cancer spreading to the bone, where it is incurable, new research suggests.

In a major new study published in Nature Communications, scientists propose that NHS arthritis drugs anakinra, canakinumab and sulfasalazine could in future be repurposed to help treat breast cancer, following the discovery of the role of bone marrow in the spread of the disease to the bone.

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/arthritis-drugs-could-be-repurposed-to-help-prevent-breast-cancer-spreading-to-the-bone-study-suggests/

Also covered in the Sun, BBC regional TV news, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Scotland

Media coverage

TitleCommon arthritis drugs could block spread of breast cancer, study suggests
Media name/outletITV
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date20/11/19
DescriptionSimple arthritis drugs used on the NHS could help stop breast cancer spreading, research suggests.

Scientists propose that arthritis drugs anakinra, canakinumab and sulfasalazine could be re-purposed to help block cancer reaching bones.
URLhttps://www.itv.com/news/2019-11-20/common-arthritis-drugs-could-block-spread-of-breast-cancer-study-suggests
PersonsRachel Eyre
TitleArthritis drugs prescribed on the NHS could prevent breast cancer becoming deadlier by spreading to the bones
Media name/outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date20/11/19
DescriptionCommon arthritis drugs prescribed on the NHS could stop breast cancer spreading, research suggests.

Scientists found the tablets slashed the chance of tumour cells latching onto bone by two thirds in a study on mice, compared to rodents not on the drugs.
URLhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7702369/Arthritis-drugs-prescribed-NHS-slash-risk-breast-cancer-spreading-bones.html
PersonsRachel Eyre
TitleArthritis drugs could prevent fatal spread of breast cancer
Media name/outletThe Telegraph
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date20/11/19
DescriptionArthritis drugs used on the NHS could prevent the fatal spread of breast cancer, research suggests.

Scientists believe the common medications could be re-purposed to help block cancer reaching bones.
URLhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/20/arthritis-drugs-could-prevent-fatal-spread-breast-cancer/
PersonsRachel Eyre
TitleCommon arthritis drug could halt breast cancer before it becomes terminal
Media name/outletThe Mirror
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date20/11/19
DescriptionDrugs commonly used to treat arthritis could help prevent the spread of breast cancer.

Researchers found three NHS arthritis drugs had the potential to stop the disease reaching a patient’s bones, where it becomes incurable.
URLhttps://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/common-arthritis-drug-could-halt-20918601
PersonsRachel Eyre
TitleArthritis drugs can battle breast cancer
Media name/outletThe Scotsman
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date20/11/19
DescriptionDrugs commonly used to treat arthritis may help to prevent breast cancer spreading to the bone, where it is incurable, new research suggests.

In a major new study, scientists propose that NHS arthritis drugs anakinra, canakinumab and sulfasalazine could in future be repurposed to help treat breast cancer, following the discovery of the role bone marrow plays in the spread of the disease.
URLhttps://www.scotsman.com/health/arthritis-drugs-can-battle-breast-cancer-1-5049041
PersonsRachel Eyre, Robert Clarke