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October 2012

Media release on Daily Mail: Mail Online under the column of Health

Drug used to treat alcohol addiction could destroy deadly brain tumours

  • Laboratory tests have shown disulfiram, which is used to wean people off alcohol, can fight brain cancer
  • Drug can cross 'blood-brain' barrier and overload tumour cells with copper, which kills them
By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:26, 24 October 2012 | UPDATED: 18:16, 24 October 2012

Our board member and Principal Investigator, Dr. Weiguang Wang revealed that 'We’ve been studying the cancer-fighting properties of disulfiram for over a decade, so it’s very exciting to have reached a stage where clinical trials may be possible………to see more use the above link’

Contact: Prof. James Tang, Professor in Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, Falculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton (UoW), Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)1902 322080 / Fax: +44 (0)1902 322714 / e-mail: j.z.tang@wlv.ac.uk