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Malaria Drug Shows Promise As Mesothelioma Treatment

Quinacrine, a drug once used to treat malaria, has found to have a positive effect in treating mesothelioma. The drug researchers — who came from Penn State, Texas Tech, Keck Graduate Institute in California and St. John’s University— found that when mesothelioma cells were treated with quinacrine, they stopped migrating and forming new colonies that eventually become tumors.

The team of researchers reported overall positive findings from the application of quinacrine to mesothelioma, with natural cell death, prevention of the growth of tumor-feeding blood vessels showing the most promise.

The article was published in The International Journal of Molecular Science. Read it here.

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