Video – Parp Inhibitors Explained

In a recent feature story on the use of Parp Inhibitors for the treatment of breast and ovarian cancer in women, Dr. Charles L. Vogel does a good job of explaining, in layman terms, what a Parp Inhibitor is and how parp inhibitors treat cancer. From the video:

What happens is when different chemotherapy drugs act on the DNA of a tumor cell, they cause damage. But the tumor cells are smart and they can repair that damage. Yet the PARP inhibitor is able to inhibit the ability of the tumor to repair that damage… if you can inhibit DNA repair then the tumor will be destroyed.

Here’s the full video…

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