Mon Jul 15, 2002
By Adam Marcus
MONDAY, July 15 (HealthScoutNews) -- An experimental drug with a taste for energy-thirsty cells appears to kill off liver tumors in rabbits.
Johns Hopkins University scientists found the chemical, known as 3-bromopyruvate, destroys liver cancer and also shrinks tumors that have spread from that organ into the lungs. The substance, which is related to a molecule that occurs naturally in the breakdown of sugar, starves cancerous cells of energy, but appears to leave healthy tissue alone.