Paul Edwards Posted January 28, 2015 Share Posted January 28, 2015 Thanks to Chuck Maack for alerting us to this. Previous clinical trials with antibotics (intended to target cancer-associated infections, but not cancer cells) have already shown positive therapeutic effects in cancer patients, although no-one considered their ability to eradicate cancer stem cells. Researchers have shown in laboratory studies that 4-to-5 different classes of antibiotics can be used to eradicate cancer stem cells in a number of different types of cancer, including prostate cancer. They suggest that it may be possible to treat cancer like an infectious disease, by using the antibiotics for anti-cancer therapy. The antibiotics inhibit mitochondrial biogenesis which is necessary for the cancer stem cells to make clones and survive. (Biogenesis is the production of new living organisms). Many of these antibiotics are non-toxic for normal cells. Since these antibiotics are already approved for use in humans, trials of new treatments using them should be simpler than with new drugs. Click on this sentence to read a report about this research. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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