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Longest Day of Golf
Thank you, Golfers, for a very successful event raising more than $27,000 in support of Repurposing Research for pediatric brain cancer! Check out the photo gallery!
Voyage of Rediscovery
PharmaTimes Magazine, November/December 2015
The use of approved, well-known medicines to treat patients with entirely different conditions is a tried-and-tested formula for pharma companies, even when the discoveries are largely serendipitous. Using prostate-shrinking finasteride in hair regrowth, beta-blocker propranolol in infants with abnormal blood vessels and cancer-beating bevacizumab in age-related macular degeneration were all strokes of luck that proved highly effective.
Repurposing drugs is "the fast, safe and inexpensive way to get to a solution to a disease," says Dr. Bruce Bloom, president and chief science officer of Cures Within Reach (CWR) a US-based charity that helps coordinate research in this field.