News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
Get Our FREE
Industry eNewsletter
email:    
   

Drug Made From Toxic Weed Kills Cancerm, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Study


7/11/2012 7:12:21 AM

An experimental drug derived from a poisonous weed can travel harmlessly through the bloodstream until it detects cancer cells and kills them. In laboratory studies, the researchers say, a three-day course of the drug G202 shrunk human prostate tumors grown in mice by an average of 50 percent within 30 days. It far outperformed docetaxel, a chemotherapy drug now used against prostate cancer, and was also highly effective against animal models of human breast cancer, kidney cancer, and bladder cancer.

Read at Futurity

comments powered by Disqus
Futurity
   

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES