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Scientists say this common painkiller could slow cancer growth

Source : Hindustan Times   On   27 May 2016
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Researchers have found that a standout amongst the most broadly recommended torment and hostile to aggravation drugs can possibly moderate the development of growth. 

The study, concentrated on celecoxib (Pfizer's Celebrex), demonstrated that the medication moderates the development rate of a particular sort of malignancy in creature models and proposes the prescription could have the same impact on different sorts of tumors. 

The medication focuses on a protein called "cyclooxygenase-2" (COX-2), which is connected to torment and irritation. 

"Our study demonstrates that COX2 inhibitors do affect the tumor cells," said the concentrate's first creator William Guerrant from the Florida grounds of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in the US. 

"They likewise affect incendiary reactions that assume a part in tumor development," Guerrant noted. 

The specialists led creature concentrates on following the impacts of celecoxib on the development of disease cells from a tumor sort known as neurofibromatosis sort II (NF2). 

In people, NF2 is a moderately uncommon acquired type of growth brought about by transformations in the counter tumor quality NF2, which prompts favorable tumors of the sound-related nerve. 

Creatures got a day by day measurements of the medication, and tumor development was trailed by imaging. 

Investigation of the outcomes demonstrated an altogether slower tumor development rate in celecoxib-treated models than in controls. 

"It's conceivable that in different tumors these impacts may really be more grounded in view of the medication's effect on irritation," Guerrant noted.