High BP Drug Could Treat Skin Cancer

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Researchers have discovered by accident cancer-fighting properties in a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure.

The drug carvedilol can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer, the findings showed.

“What began as an experimental error led to a very interesting scientific discovery,” said co-leader of the research team Ying Huang from Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy, California, US.

“Our research could lead to the development of a class of new cancer-preventive agents,” Huang said.

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