January 18th, 2007

Yet Another Interesting Article About Experimental Cancer Treatments

Via Instapundit, this article about a cheap, off-patent drug that seems to wake up the mitochondria in cancer cells. The awakened mitochondria apparently then look at the cell and say, "Hey, you should die now." And the cell does, so the patient doesn't.

There do appear to be side-effects, but -- so far -- none that look nearly as bad as, say, dying.

Of course, also as usual, we haven't gotten around to human testing yet.