Medical and Scientific: Drug for cancer a help for diabetes

19 Jan 2021 - Medical and Scientific

A drug developed for cancer treatment is being repurposed in the hope it could help stop diabetes patients from suffering a heart attack or stroke. The drug, which is being designed to treat solid and blood cancers, is being trialled in the fight against atherosclerosis – a condition caused by the build-up of fatty plaques on artery walls. The condition is an early stage form of cardiovascular disease (CVD) which is common in diabetes patients and can lead to more serious heart complications, including heart attack. But preclinical studies by scientists at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne have now shown the cancer drug could also be used to slow the onset of the disease.

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