Repurposed Medications in Cancer

Many people with cancer are looking for as many options in the fight against cancer as possible. Though some blockbuster drugs have made a big impact in cancer, the fact is that there is a financial bias in how new therapies are brought to the table. Cheap, generic old drugs have been found to have potent anticancer effects. Fortunately the nonprofit ReDO (Repurposing Drugs in Oncology) has been hard at work in this arena for years. Jane McLelland is a renowned author on this topic. What’s more- she beat her stage 4 cervical cancer with the help of blocking metabolic pathways that cancer cells use to obtain energy.

Cancer cells use common molecular pathways to absorb nutrients. These pathways can be blocked by common supplements and medicines.
Berberine is found in barberry and is a commonly used supplement for blood sugar. It blocks many pathways that cancer cells use and impacts the mTOR gene to make cancer cells more susceptible to cell death.

Dr. Hancock has helped patients develop an over plan of using repurposed medications as safely and effectively as possible. He has a number of years of experience in prescribing them and helping patients with dosing regimens. Though repurposed drugs are being intensely researched they are not part of standard of care- the official medical community cannot endorse using these protocols until the evidence is more clear in large clinical trials.

Dr. Hancock has seen some impressive individual cases using repurposed medicines and believes patients should have the information available about all options that can impact their care.

Blocking pathways of nutrients can stop cancer cell processes and result in cell death.
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