Drugs for prostate cancer and Alzheimers show promise
The drug abiraterone helps fight prostate cancer, and Dimebon found to improve cognitive abilities for Alzheimerâ€™s patients
A 21-patient study has shown that the drug abiraterone can stop the testosterone that feeds prostate cancer. A larger international clinical trial is underway to test the drug before it can be deemed a "miracle drug."
Also, Dimebon, once used as an antihistamine, has been found to improve cognitive abilities for Alzheimer’s patients, though researchers aren't yet sure how.
Dr. Anthony D’Amico, professor and chief of Genitourinary Radiation Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Dr. Samuel Gandy, Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and Chair of the National Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the Alzheimer’s Association.
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