Arsenic can be used to treat leukemia


Arsenic can be used to treat leukemia

The researchers believe that arsenic can be used to treat leukemia (a substance that is often used to kill weeds or as a murder weapon).

A group of Iranian scientists believe arsenic trioxide can be used to treat in the first period for a type of acute leukemia.

They found that after the second course of treatment is more than 90% of the 63 patients had signs of a full recovery.

But British experts said that the West is more appropriate for chemical treatments.

Study of arsenic trioxide by scientists at the University of medical sciences in Tehran made​​. The report said that 88.5% of patients were still alive after 34 months.

At the conference of the European Organization for research and treatment of cancer in Geneva, the report said arsenic trioxide can also be used to treat other types of cancer.
This is not the first time it was found that arsenic can be used to treat leukemia. Earlier this year, a Chinese study showed that the use of arsenic in combination with vitamin A can also cure the disease.

Ken Campbell of blood cancer research organization said it was an interesting study, arsenic trioxide can be used for patients not suitable for chemotherapy.