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Drug repurposing for cancer treatments: a well-intentioned, but misguided strategy

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Drug repurposing for cancer treatments: a well-intentioned, but misguided strategy

The Lancet Oncology

Fecha de publicación: September 2020

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S1470-2045(20)30424-1

Autores: Audrey A Tran, Vinay Prasad

Background: Enthusiasm for drug repurposing is growing. 1 A repurposed drug is typically defined as an affordable, widely available medication, often indicated for a common condition, such as hypertension, diabetes, or hyperlipidaemia, which is hypothesised to benefit patients with cancer. Common examples include statins, angiotensin-receptor blockers, metformin, aspirin, and vitamin D.

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