by Shawn Radcliffe, January 14, 2014

Copy of drugsResearchers are testing existing drugs and compounds as they search for new cancer treatments hidden in plain site.

Blood pressure medications, antidepressants, antipsychotics: these may seem like unlikely cancer fighters, but in the search for effective new treatments, researchers are casting a wider net in hopes of finding existing compounds that improve patients' chances of survival.
In addition to providing alternative treatments, repurposed—or repositioned—drugs, as they are called, can also help researchers understand how a particular disease works or identify new molecular targets that can lead to even more effective drugs.  Read full article here

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