New research news?

edited March 2021 in Uterine Cancer #1


  • Nearly 50 existing non-cancer drugs found to kill some cancer cell lines in the lab
  • Researchers surprised at the high yield of compounds active against cancer cells


A variety of existing drugs for treating conditions such as diabetes, inflammation, alcohol abuse, and arthritis in dogs can also kill cancer cells in the lab, according to a study by scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Some of the compounds might in due course be tested in clinical trials, while others could help jump-start new drug development.


Hope this is the first of some meaningful breakthroughs for the future!




  • cmb
    cmb Member Posts: 919 Member
    Thanks for the article link

    I hope researchers do additional studies to determine who might best benefit from one or more of these drugs. As we know, an individual's genetic makeup can impact the effectiveness of a particular treatment.