Aussie Research Finds Schizophrenia Drugs Prevent Some Cancers
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Executive SummaryAustralian researchers suggest some drugs for treating schizophrenia also have the ability to treat certain types of cancer. The scientists found that people with schizophrenia had lower rates of cancer. The finding was particularly true relative to lung cancer although schizophrenics are considered more likely to smoke. The research suggests previous assertions that drugs such as pimozide taken to treat schizophrenia also inhibit the growth of cells responsible for lung, breast and brain cancer. (Click here for more
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