Modified ecstasy may fight some blood cancers19th August 2011
Scientists have suggested that modified ecstasy could one day have a role to play in fighting some blood cancers.
Writing in the journal Investigational New Drugs, they acknowledge that ecstasy is known to kill some cancer cells but say they have increased its effectiveness 100-fold. An early study showed all leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma cells could be killed in a test tube, but any treatment would be a decade away. The charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research said the findings were a “significant step forward”.
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Title: Modified ecstasy may fight some blood cancers
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 19491
Date Added: 19th Aug 2011