Cancer-fighting potential in nearly 50 drugs for other conditions: Study


US researchers who tested the cancer-fighting properties of more than 4,500 non-cancer drugs found nearly 50 drugs for other conditions showed at least some cancer-killing ability.

  “We found that a surprising number of non-oncology drugs are able to kill cancer cell lines in the lab,” said Steven Corsello of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University, who led the research.   Bruce Bloom of Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Healx, a company that uses artificial intelligence.....

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