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Medical Cheap, safe drug kills most cancers

  1. Nov 20, 2007 #1
    Cheap, "safe" drug kills most cancers

    http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn10971

    Shouldn't we be trying to progress with this, get this information out there? Is it as good as it sounds?

     
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  3. Nov 20, 2007 #2

    mgb_phys

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    The problem is usually targeting cancer cells - battery acid and household bleach also kill cancer cells!

    Most treatments eg. chemo/radiation target fast growing cells. Cancer cells are fast growing pretty much by definition, unfortunately so are bone marrow.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2007 #3

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    This...
    from the article does not suggest "safe."

    That suggests some severe neurological side effects.

    New Scientist is not a very reliable source of scientific reporting.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2007 #4
    The people working on this are actually at my university (woot!) so every once in awhile I hear something about it.

    You can take a look at this site to see where things currently stand :

    http://www.depmed.ualberta.ca/dca/
     
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