Viagra Gives Hopes Overcome Deadly Cancer

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Viagra gives hopes overcome deadly cancer, being a low-toxicity and low-cost medicine, the drug is now showing some possibilities to be involved in the existing prominent standard for treatments over oncology care.

One of the categories of drugs, Viagra has been rediscovered with some new potentials benefits through a clinical research conducted by the Ecancermedicalscience. The researchers hope that the drug would be added to the new trial of drugs combating cancer, which is now prescribed in the treatments of erectile dysfunction in men.

According to the associated researchers, particular phosphodiesterase 5 i.e. PDE5 inhibitors are that capable of being utilized in the yet to come drug trials. Such types of PDE5 inhibitors are the same drug categories, which are more usually identified by the brand names on them such as Cialis, Levitra and Viagra.

Program Director for Drug Repurposing at the Anticancer Fund, Pan Pantziarka said while explaining the findings, “In many respects sildenafil is the ultimate repurposing success story. It was originally developed for angina, repurposed for erectile dysfunction and then again for pulmonary arterial hypertension, and now it has the potential to be repurposed again as an anti-cancer drug.”

Pantziarka continued saying that, “Checkpoint inhibitors have radically altered the landscape in oncology, but there remain significant challenges in terms of increasing the number and duration of responses. Emerging evidence suggests that PDE5 inhibitors may be one mechanism for achieving this.”