How a common antacid could lead to cheaper anti-cancer drugs
A popular indigestion medication can increase survival in colorectal cancer, according to research published in ecancermedicalscience. But in fact, scientists have studied this for years – and a group of cancer advocates want to know why this research isn’t more widely used.
“Cimetidine is an interesting drug as it’s very safe, very well-known, and has clinical results in cancer that have been confirmed in a number of trials,” says Pan Pantziarka, lead author of the paper and member of the Repurposing Drugs in Oncology (ReDO) project…. [read more]