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Could an Experimental Cancer Drug Help Treat Spinal Injury? — HealthDay News

Saturday, 6 August, 2022

Could an Experimental Cancer Drug Help Treat Spinal Injury? — HealthDay News

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A drug in development as a cancer therapy may also help the body regenerate damaged nerves after spinal injuries, new research suggests.

Scientists at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom report that they used cell and animal models to show that the drug, dubbed AZD1390, can block the body's response to DNA damage in nerve cells and restore function after a spinal injury.

"This early study shows that AZD1390 could be used as a therapy in life-changing conditions," said Dr. Richard Tuxworth of the university's Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences. "In addition, repurposing this existing investigational drug potentially means we can reach the clinic significantly faster than developing a new drug from scratch."

Read more at: https://consumer.healthday.com/b-7-18-could-an-experimental-cancer-drug-also-help-treat-spinal-injury-2657664883.html

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