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Breast Cancer Drug Fights Lethal Fungal Infection in HIV/AIDS Patients

A drug used to treat breast cancer may soon have another use - as a weapon against a lethal fungal infection that kills more HIV/AIDS patients than tuberculosis. The potential new use for tamoxifen was discovered as part of a screening process of older, already approved drugs.   Each year, an estimated one million people become infected with Cryptococcus.  Because the fungal infection is particularly deadly to individuals living with AIDS, most cases occur in sub-Saharan Africa,...

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