Research Team at the Princess Al Jawhara Center Proves Effectiveness of Viagra in Treating Breast Cancer

Research Team at the Princess Al Jawhara Center Proves Effectiveness of Viagra in Treating Breast Cancer

A research team at the Princess Al Jawhara Center for Molecular Medicine and Inherited Disorders at the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) has found that Viagra can be used in the treatment of breast cancer, after laboratory tests demonstrated the effectiveness of the drug in treating cancer cells.
Dr Khaled Greish, Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine at the Princess Al Jawhara Center, confirmed that his research team conducted laboratory experiments on mice injected with cancer cells, which were then injected with Viagra fifteen minutes prior exposure to chemotherapy.

“It was found that Viagra tripled the concentration of chemotherapy in cancerous tissue. Treatment and recovery opportunities are increased by 460%, which calls for further clinical trials to verify that chemotherapy can be made more effective in all types of cancer patients,” he said, adding: “It is well known that Viagra is used to treat erectile dysfunction in men; the drug increases the amount of blood in the blood vessels of the reproductive system. The research was based on the hypothesis that the drug will have the same effect on blood vessels feeding cancer cells, increasing the concentration of chemotherapy in the cancerous tissue. Indeed, experiments proved Viagra’s ability to increase chances of treating breast cancer noticeably, which theoretically can be generalised to other types of cancer.”

Dr Greish conducted the research with researchers from the Kingdom of Bahrain and New Zealand. He published his findings in the Journal of Drug Targeting, internationally published by Taylor & Francis, hoping to conduct clinical trials on cancer patients in the near future, in cooperation with any health organisation willing to adopt clinical trials, especially since Viagra is a safe drug authorised for global trade.
The research team in Bahrain was composed of Dr Ahmed Al-Saie, Dr Moiz Bakhiet as well as researchers Mariam Fateel, Sara Abdul Ghani, Nina Rachel, and other researchers from New Zealand.

Source: agu.edu.bh