Author Interviews, Cancer Research, University of Michigan / 04.12.2014

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Silvana Papagerakis M.S., M.D., Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryDirector, Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Invasion and Metastasis Laboratory Ann Arbor MI Silvana Papagerakis M.S., M.D., Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Director, Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Invasion and Metastasis Laboratory, Ann Arbor MI MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Papagerakis: We had suspicions that these medications somehow had a favorable impact on patient outcomes. This led us to review our large cohort of patients and screen them for common medications, focusing on antacids. In fact, our study did show that people taking antacids are doing better. What this study makes clear is that these medications may be more beneficial to the patients than just controlling side effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. (more…)
Author Interviews, Cancer Research / 02.12.2014

Dr. Pan Pantziarka Anticancer Fund, Brussels Belgium The George Pantziarka TP53 Trust, London, UKMedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Pan Pantziarka Anticancer Fund, Brussels Belgium The George Pantziarka TP53 Trust, London, UK MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr.┬áPantziarka: The background of this study is that it is part of a series of investigations by the Repurposing Drugs in Oncology (ReDO) project into well-known non-cancer drugs which have evidence of activity that may be useful in cancer therapies. These drugs include mebendazole, itraconazole, diclofenac, nitroglycerin and cimetidine. (more…)