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Viagra Reduces Colorectal Cancer Risk in Mice, Study Finds

The scientists recommend that human clinical trials involving Viagra focus on patients at higher risk for colorectal cancer. They noted that at small doses, Viagra should not have significant side effects.

Viagra is already FDA-approved for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED) and pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs).

Resources

Canadian Cancer Society

“The colon and rectum”

http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/colorectal/colorectal-cancer/the-colon-and-rectum/?region=on

Cancer Prevention Research

Islam, Bianca N., et al.

“Sildenafil Suppresses Inflammation-Driven Colorectal Cancer in Mice”

(Abstract. July 2017)

http://cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/10/7/377

Jagwire (Augusta University)

Baker, Toni

“A small, daily dose of Viagra may reduce colorectal cancer risk”

(March 16, 2018)

http://jagwire.augusta.edu/archives/52029

Medical News Today

Sandoiu, Ana

Viagra may cut colorectal cancer risk by half

(March 21, 2018)

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321278.php

ScienceAlert.com

Dockrill, Peter

“Viagra Turns Out to Have a Totally Unexpected Side Effect That Could Save Thousands of Lives”

(March 21, 2018)

https://www.sciencealert.com/viagra-totally-unexpected-side-effect-could-save-thousands-of-lives-colorectal-cancer

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