Editorial: No patent? No cancer drug development

日期:2019-03-02 01:05:01 作者:曾肽 阅读:

SOME new cancer drugs emerge through better understanding of how the disease develops. Others work in ways we do not understand, and so give us fresh insight. It is rare to find a drug that sweeps away decades of assumptions and reveals a radical approach to treating all forms of the disease. The drug is a simple, small molecule called dichloroacetate (DCA). Research in Canada led by Evangelos Michelakis of the University of Alberta has shown that it has promising anti-cancer properties. That’s not all. The drug’s mode of action is also generating excitement. In 1930,