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Common Antifungal Drug Decreases Tumor Growth and Shows Promise as Cancer Therapy

Common Antifungal Drug Decreases Tumor Growth and Shows Promise as Cancer Therapy

An inexpensive antifungal drug, thiabendazole, slows tumor growth and shows promise as a chemotherapy for cancer. Scientists in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin made this discovery by exploiting the evolutionary relatedness of yeast, frogs, mice and humans.

$3.3 Million in New Grants to Help Diagnose and Treat Cancer

Three engineering research projects at The University of Texas at Austin-a protein therapy for liver cancer, an antibody therapy for cancer treatment and an immunity booster to respond to cancer-received $3.3 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.