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Study uncovers anticancer potential of many non-oncology drugs Jan 20 2020


"We thought we'd be lucky if we found even a single compound with anti-cancer properties, but we were surprised to find so many," said Todd Golub, chief scientific officer and director of the Cancer Program at the Broad, Charles A. Dana Investigator in Human Cancer Genetics at Dana-Farber, and professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

The new work appears in the journal Nature Cancer. It is the largest study yet to employ the Broad's Drug Repurposing Hub, a collection that currently comprises more than 6,000 existing drugs and compounds that are either FDA-approved or have been proven safe in clinical trials (at the time of the study, the Hub contained 4,518 drugs). The study also marks the first time researchers screened the entire collection of mostly non-cancer drugs for their anti-cancer capabilities...........


Chinese to me, but perhaps someone here may be able to interpret and see something that sounds promising for prostate cancer:

Discovering the anticancer potential of non-oncology drugs by systematic viability profiling


Published: 20 January 2020

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It would take me months to tear apart this document. Many compounds identified with Letters and Numbers/researching everyone would be impossible for me ---One thing of interest--is their finding that Vitamin D was a Good Guy.


JLS1 in reply to Nalakrats

Overwhelming, even for the GREAT Nalakrats ? (I'm pulling your leg :-) ) Good to know the Vit D popped out at you.

Thanks for posting this!

Interesting .....the disulfiram part of the article is the very reason I visited Duke ..When I got there they had a clinical trial up and running. My OC was the lead on this one..I did not qualify at the time being non - met.....however since this time it was shut down . Got a very vague answer from my OC . My guess is her scientific explanation would have been over my pay grade...I am going to ask again with this article in hand just out of curiosity. Blue Skies

Non pharmaceuticals makes a headline - Natural supplements such as herbals are at the root or act as raw material(s) for some of the medicine we consume on a global basis.

There is doubt (in some persons) that any benefit could be derived from extracts or the whole of the edible from known vegetables, fruits and some more conventional herbs and foods (dill, turmeric, cabbage and so much more).

I bookmarked this url for future reference, but I need no convincing when it comes to knowing that what we eat and what we consume has a distinct effect on our survival and overall well being.

I'm NOT saying eat your peas and your cancer will be healed.

What I am saying is that certain foods and supplement s can HELP us achieve a healthier lifestyle and affect our ability to fight and manage disease(s).

Thank You for posting the material ....

Geez... Read all and I still can't find Canada on a map....

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Tuesday 01/28/2020 6:36 PM EST

westof in reply to j-o-h-n

Hmm... where the hell have you been??

Miss Ya!


AJ (from CT)

j-o-h-n in reply to westof

In jail.... I was arrested for texting.... without a phone........

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Tuesday 01/28/2020 8:15 PM EST

j-o-h-n in reply to westof

Thanks.... Best from you

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Tuesday 01/28/2020 8:18 PM EST

SPEEDYX in reply to j-o-h-n

The prodigal has returned ..I had to insert a humorous comment for you....I am not ready for prime time....Happy your back😀👍

j-o-h-n in reply to SPEEDYX

Wow... thank you very much.... I'm ready for Amazon prime....

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Tuesday 01/28/2020 8:54 PM EST

westof in reply to j-o-h-n

Hmm, Just glad you're back!!

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