A recent research study focused on screening more than 1,000 drugs already approved for various therapeutic indications. The objective was to find which drugs are capable of inhibiting the protein involved in the pancreatic cancer development process, Nupr1.
“Trifluoperazine, a molecule long used to treat anxiety has been found to interfere with the activity of a protein involved in the pancreatic cancer development process. A study by the Nanotechnology Institute of CNR, unit of Rende, in collaboration with a team of French and Spanish researchers, identified the molecule.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal tumors. Up until now, the only drugs available to fight it are generic chemotherapy treatments.” Read More