Cheap, Safe Cancer Drug?

Posted on January 18, 2007  Comments (1)

Cheap, safe drug kills most cancers:

It sounds almost too good to be true: a cheap and simple drug that kills almost all cancers by switching off their “immortality”. The drug, dichloroacetate (DCA), has already been used for years to treat rare metabolic disorders and so is known to be relatively safe. It also has no patent, meaning it could be manufactured for a fraction of the cost of newly developed drugs.

Well I have been told I am too skeptical, but it does sound too good to be true. How many stories of cancer cures do we hear every year? Even if the drug companies leave it alone (I would imagine they could easily find ways to have drugs that partially rely on this and partially on things they can patent, but anyway…) foundations and universities will invest in it if it is truly deserving. Now maybe I am being too optimistic?

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One Response to “Cheap, Safe Cancer Drug?”

  1. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Cancer Cure - Not so Fast
    January 31st, 2007 @ 8:09 am

    […] To me,it supports my contention in my “Cheap, Safe Cancer Drug?” post, though much more effectively and with supporting evidence. […]

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