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Honeybee venom found to kill aggressive breast cancer cells
Honeybee venom has been found to induce cancer cell death in aggressive breast cancer according to new research by a team at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and The University of Western Australia. Using the venom from 312 honeybees and bumblebees in WA, Ireland and England, Dr Ciara Duffy tested the effect of the venom on the clinical subtypes of breast cancer, including triple-negative breast cancer, which has limited treatment options. Results published in npj Precision Oncology revealed that honeybee venom rapidly destroyed triple-negative breast cancer and HER2-enriched breast cancer cells.
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