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dichloroacetate may cure cancer

Investigators at the University of Alberta have recently reported that a drug previously used in humans for the treatment of rare disorders of metabolism is also able to cause tumor regression in a number of human cancers growing in animals. This drug, dichloroacetate (DCA), appears to suppress the growth of cancer cells without affecting normal cells, suggesting that it might not have the dramatic side effects of standard chemotherapies.
DCA Research Information / Department of Medicine / University of Alberta
Dichloroacetic acid (systematic name dichloroethanoic acid, also known as Dichloroacetate or DCA) is an analogue of acetic acid in which two of the three hydrogen atoms of the methyl group have been replaced by chlorine atoms. It is prepared by the reduction of trichloroacetic acid.
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