Scientists are investigating whether talazoparib, also known as Talzina, might offer a new treatment for people with incurable breast cancer that spreads to the brain.
Breast cancer becomes incurable when cancer spreads from the breast to other parts of the body. where it becomes incurable.
This is a type of PARP drug, which works by preventing cancer cells from regenerating, forcing them to die.
Scientists will use tumors and breast cancer cells donated by patients in the laboratory, and further tests of the drug will be conducted on mice, in models that simulate the "brain protection system."
Professor Leonie Young, one of the scientists involved in the trial, said: 'Our previous research has shown, in many cases, that refractory breast cancer tumors that spread to the brain have changes in the way their DNA is regenerated, and we think this may make them vulnerable to drug-type drugs. PARP as talazoparib."