Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Antibiotics seem to effectively treat some cancers

This just came to my attention today. This does not directly concern Lyme disease treatment, but since there's such a concern about the overuse of antibiotics, I thought it was relevant.  -Bob

Researchers have been studying cancer as an infectious disease and have finally determined after another clinical trial that a number of cancers respond favorably to antibiotics that are already FDA approved and on the market.  

QUOTE from most recent study- "Based on this analysis, we now show that 4-to-5 different classes of FDA-approved drugs can be used to eradicate cancer stem cells, in 12 different cancer cell lines, across 8 different tumor types (breast, DCIS, ovarian, prostate, lung, pancreatic, melanoma, and glioblastoma (brain)).  These five classes of mitochondrially-targeted antibiotics include: the erythromycins, the tetracyclines, the glycylcyclines, an anti-parasitic drug, and chloramphenicol." 

Here are some of the original studies. You will find the early mouse studies here- very interesting- and the article with them is easy to read.

Here is the latest published study with more good news, including the quote posted above.

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