Thursday January 18th 2018

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Effectively Stops Mesothelioma Cells

Research from the University of Hawaii Cancer Center shows an immune suppression drug already used to treat multiple sclerosis could become an effective tool against malignant mesothelioma. The drug, fingolimod (FTY720), showed an ability to shrink mesothelioma tumors cells in the laboratory and in animal models without causing substantial side effects. Fingolimod, which is derived from the fungus isaria sinclairii, also is being studied for potential use with cervical, breast, lung and prostate cancers. This was the first study of its effectiveness with mesothelioma. The Journal of Translational Medicine published the results earlier this year. “The result is very significant,” Dr. Haining Yang, senior researcher at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, told Asbestos.com. “We foun…

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