Iranian scientists managed to produce a medical hormone to cure breast cancer, taking another giant step in cancer treatment, ISNA reported.
Researchers at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences designed synthesis and examined inhibitory effects of Aromatase enzyme with potential effects of anti-breast cancer and induction of pregnancy.
The invention is related to the family of drugs used in the hormones for treatment of breast cancer, especially the third generation of non-steroidal inhibitory of Aromatase enzyme.
These drugs are the newest and most efficient drugs inhibiting Aromatase.
Farzin Hadizadeh, one of the researchers of the university research team, said the invention deals with designing, synthesizing and evaluating four Aromatase inhibitors, one of these combinations is a strong inhibitor of Aromatase.
The combinations used in the medicine are easy to be made and of high purity. They are economical and they cost lower comparing to the foreign version.
Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology, particularly in medical and medicinal fields, in recent years.
In August, former Iranian Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi boasted the country's astonishing progress in producing medical tools, equipment and drugs, and said Iran stands 12 in the world ranking of biomedicine production.
"Iran ranks 1st in the region, 4th in Asia and 12th in the world in producing biological drugs," Vahid Dastjerdi said in a ceremony in Tehran at the time to unveil 8 new types of hi-tech medicines used for treating various kinds of diseases.
She also announced that the global exports value of biomedicine industry stands at $1,000bln, and Iran can have a large share of this figure.