Every Person's Guide to Drug Repurposing

Johns Hopkins University

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Itraconazole & Cancer

The anti-fungal compound itraconazole was developed in the 1980s, and suppressesĀ fungal growth by inhibiting membrane function in fungal cells (1). But a 2007 study showed that the drug also has potent anti-cancer properties (2). Further studies of itraconazole on its own, and combined with other medicines, showed that it was an effective treatment for cancers […]