A step toward treating chemotherapy-resistant prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a leading cause of death among American men, and it’s resistant to one of the most powerful chemotherapy medications—cisplatin. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have developed the first therapy of its kind that disrupts prostate cancer cells’ metabolism and releases cisplatin into the weakened cells, causing them to die. In mouse models, an orally administered version shrunk tumors substantially.

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