Off-Label Medications

Though they're not designed for brain cancer these prescription medications have been shown to extend life expectancy in a number of clinical trials.

Used to subside the drinking of alcohol, Disulfiram has proven effective, in combination with Copper, to lead to the death of cancer cells and sensitize them to chemotherapy.

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This antibiotic interferes with the part of the cell with bacterial origins, the mitochondria, which leads to the death of a cancer cell. It also sensitizes cancer cells to chemotherapy.

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Used to treat parasites, Mebendazole can prevent cancer cells from dividing, has relatively low toxicity, and crosses the brain-blood barrier.

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A diabetes drug, it exhibits anti-cancer properties in a variety of ways, though it’s primarily used to help maintain lower amounts of sugar in the blood, which cancer cells need to multiply.

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While sporadically used since it was discovered to cause birth defects when taken by pregnant women, there have been recent clinical trials showing improved outcomes for patients who take it, both in brain and other cancers.

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