New research from the Mayo Clinic here in Jacksonville, could give twice as many cancer-fighting patients, more options. Researchers say a drug used to treat blood cancers, may also stop the spread of invasive breast cancers. Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem spoke to a breast cancer survivor, as well as one of the key researchers who say, they hope this study will bring them one step closer to a cure. 3 00-0815-22104-109About 1 in 8 U.S.women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Andrea Zephal, mother of two, was 35 when she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She had a double mastectomy and 16 rounds of chemo.) Andrea Zephal, Breast Cancer Survivor 43:28 Life is good. I mean I'm cancer free so that's all good I feel like I'm defiantly a survivor and I've beat it. Zephal was a patient at Mayo Clinic when she was fighting cancer.42:00 The doctors are so caring they really spend a lot of time with you- everything is there Mayo Clinic found a drug used to treat blood cancers that may also stop the spread of invasive breast cancer.Their study found, in animals, the drug decitabine activates a protein that halts the ability of cancer cells to separate from a tumor and spread to other organs.Treatment with low doses of the drug in an animal with breast cancer reduced tumor size, and blocked it from spreading to the lung.The research team, found the protein was inactive in most types of invasive breast cancer 08-23-13 Breast Cancer Ashley 00:35 SAHRA BORGES, Ph.D.Mayo Clinic "the gene coding for PRKD1 was increasingly silenced as breast cancer becomes more and more aggressive and invasive." The hope is that this test can be further developed and used to predict which patients are at risk for breast cancer.For cancer survivors like Zephal it's good to hear researchers are making gains in the fight to beat the disease.42:38 I love the new research it's close to my heart you know hopefully that prevents a lot of young women to not go through what I've gone through. Doctors hope this study offers a new avenue to prevent breast cancer, or at least make it more treatable. AM C4 TLS.