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Clinical Trial Holds Promise for Patients with Advanced Breast Cancer
Hopkins scientists test ability of low doses of drugs, once deemed too toxic for humans, to 'reprogram' cancer cells and restore normal gene function.
Stephen Baylin, M.D., deputy director of The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, makes it easy even for someone who's never stepped foot inside a scientific laboratory to understand how his sophisticated research on epigenetic-targeted drugs show promise at extending the life of patients with advanced breast cancer.