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According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, a medicine to fight breast cancer is currently in the pipeline. It targets the Bcl-2 protein, which appears to contribute to chemotherapy resistance of cancer cells. The medicine aims to reduce the amount of Bcl-2 in cancers, making chemotherapy more effective.

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