Monday, July 18, 2016

“New Liquid Aspirin Found To Be Ten Times More Effective In Killing Cancer Cells Than Chemotherapy”

This headline in “Science World Report” my eyeballs and didn’t let go until I read the very short article - http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/42985/20160630/new-liquid-aspirin-found-to-be-ten-times-more-effective-in-killing-cancer-cells-than-chemotherapy.htm
 
I then tracked down an article posted on MedicalNewsToday.com http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/311306.php - that gave more details. The article’s headline reported that “At a scientific meeting this week, researchers hail their evidence about a new soluble drug containing liquid aspirin as a potential breakthrough in the treatment of brain tumors.”

In this article, by Catharine Paddock PhD, reports that at the “Brain Tumours 2016 - From Biology to Therapy” meeting, held in Warsaw, Poland, 27-29 June, 2016 the news was announced.

An important part of the announcement was the claim that Prof. Geoff Pilkington and Dr. Richard Hill have figured out how to cross the “blood-brain barrier.”
Paddock writes that, “Researchers trying to develop cancer drugs for treating brain tumors have found it very difficult to create compounds that pass through the blood-brain barrier. Many cancer drugs that can defeat tumors in other parts of the body cannot pass through.”

Apparently, this new breakthrough enables cancer drugs to do just that.

Paddock goes on to report that “They ( i.e. Prof. Geoff Pilkington and Dr. Richard Hill) say their findings suggest the new drug could be highly effective against glioblastoma, one of the most devastating and most common type of brain tumor in adults say their findings suggest the new drug could be highly effective against glioblastoma, one of the most devastating and most common type of brain tumor in adults.

I suggest you read the entire article.

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