Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dr. Phillip Beachy Research Standford University Calif.

Cheap antifungal drug may fight cancer: study
"There is a fairly broad range of tumors in which this molecular cascade, called the Hedgehog pathway, plays an important role," Stanford's PHILLIP BEACHY, who worked on the study, said in a statement. The researchers looked at 2,400 different drugs in a so-called library of drugs that had either been tested in people or already approved by the Food and Drug Administration, looking at the mechanism of action. "It might be possible with two compounds to achieve a more potent block at even lower drug concentrations," said Beachy. "If so, it's possible that there is a population of patients that can be treated relatively soon." Click for more Washington (Reuters) (Editing by Vicki Allen) Mon, Apr 12 2010