Home News Levitra Levitra and Viagra May Help Anti Cancer Drug Herceptin
spacer.png, 0 kB
Friday, 14 May 2010 12:11

a pink cancer ribbonED Drugs Viagra and Levitra Breaking the Blood Brain Barrier?

Treating cancers of the brain is at best difficult. One of natures own defenses is a part of this problem. This is called the blood brain barrier. Mother nature built this in everyone to protect the brain against dangerous substances, thus stopping drugs from reaching the brain to treat the cancer. Even though the drug maybe effective against cancer, it can’t help if it doesn’t get there.

Through some new research, Maxine Dunitz at the Cedars-Sinai’s Neurosurgical Institute has suggested that drugs Viagra and Levitra approved by the FDA for erectile dysfunction actually seems to help get the cancer fighting drug Herceptin get through the blood brain barrier.


This research could help doctors treat cancers that have metastasized to the brain. Cancers that originate in the brain are rare, only about 22,000 per year. But cancers that start elsewhere, generally breast and lung cancers, and then move to the brain are more in the numbers of 220,000 cases per year. Lung cancer is the leading cancer causing death. Over 20% of lung cancers do metastasize to the brain.

Treatment becomes extremely difficult
When cancers do metastasize to the brain, treatment becomes very difficult and prognosis becomes very bleak to say the least. Doctors need all the help they can get, and possibly in the near future these ED drugs can go from producing erections to helping cure cancer.

This research was published in the journal PLoS ONE, an interactive open-access journal for the communication of all peer-reviewed scientific and medical research.


Top Pharmacies:


Search This Site:

Top Rated Meds:


Natural ED Recipe:


ED Guider2 ED Guider3 ED Guider5 Edguider.com Ed news

spacer.png, 0 kB
spacer.png, 0 kB
Rights reserved buy Edguider.com 2007-2012