Marine sponge drug extends lifespan in women with breast cancer

A synthetic component called erubilin, which is modeled after a naturally occurring chemical in a marine sponge, has been shown to reduce cell division which causes cells to self destruct. Survival rates for women with advanced breast cancer who had already received extensive standard therapy were extended on average by about 2.5 months.

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