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Donswife48
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  • 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!

 

https://www.dana-farber.org/newsroom/news-releases/2020/dozens-of-potential-anti-cancer-drugs-netted-in-massive-screening-study/

 

 

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cmb
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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.

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