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Dec 06, 2017
 |  BC Extra  |  Preclinical News

Cancer target of alcohol abuse drug disulfiram identified

Palacky University researchers and colleagues provide evidence that the generic alcohol abuse drug disulfiram can be repurposed to treat cancer, and suggest a mechanism of action for the drug's activity.

Disulfiram has recently been investigated for its anti-cancer properties in preclinical and clinical settings. However, the molecular target that gives the drug its anti-cancer properties has remained elusive.

In a paper published in...

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