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Cancer Treated with Animal Deworming Medication

By Dr. Andrew Jones

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Joe Tippens was only given three months to live. But doctors later enrolled him in a clinical trial they hoped could give him more time.
Tippens said he received a tip from a veterinarian who suggested he try a dog dewormer drug called fenbendazole, which was believed to display cancer-fighting properties, according to cell studies. This is what happened…

Studies on Fenbendazole and Cancer
In vitro anti-tubulin effects of mebendazole and fenbendazole on canine glioma cells. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28078780
Unexpected antitumorigenic effect of fenbendazole when combined with supplementary vitamins. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19049251
Antiparasitic mebendazole shows survival benefit in 2 preclinical models of glioblastoma multiforme. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21764822
Identification of selective therapeutic agents for metastatic prostate cancer by phenotype-based screening http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a545657.pdf

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One Response to “Cancer Treated with Animal Deworming Medication”


  1. Avatar Kelly porter Says:
    December 27th, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Wish I would have known this the beginning of this yr. I lost my basenjiboy this past July to lyphomia. I WOULD HAVE TRY EVERYTHING TO SAVE HIM!!!

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