It might come as a shocker for many of you but a recent study has discovered that Viagra-like medicines and flu vaccine can prevent cancer cells from spreading after surgery, as reported by Advocator. The new research, issued in the OncuImunnology journal, demonstrated that the unorthodox approach of combining erectile dysfunction drugs and flu vaccine might improve the immune systems of people with cancer and reduce the number of cancer cells that remain after surgery.
“Surgery is very effective in removing tumors, however, we are now realizing that, tragically, surgery can also suppress the immune system in a way that makes it easier for the remaining cancer cells to persist and spread to other organs,” said Dr. Rebecca Auer, the leading author of the study and the head of Cancer Research from the Ottawa Hospital.
Preliminary tests of erectile dysfunction drugs and flu vaccine cocktail against cancer cells spreading were successful in lab mice models
The researchers took lab mice models and mimicked the cancer cells spreading in them. Then, the scientist summed up all the metastases in these animal models and, afterward, they implemented the cocktail of erectile dysfunction drugs and flu vaccine to help the mice’s immune systems to fight back against cancer cells.
In the end, the researchers recounted the tumors and noticed an amazing 90% decline.
The research indicates that mixing erectile dysfunction drugs and flu vaccine the cancer cells spreading process can be halted, according to Dr. Auer.
The doctors are now preparing the first clinical trial on human patients
As we speak, a group of 24 people suffering from metastases is prepared for the first clinical trial on humans of the erectile dysfunction drugs and flu vaccine mixture against cancer cells spreading.
For this study on humans, the researchers blended Viagra, Cialis, and inactivated Agriflu flu vaccine.
The doctors involved in this experiment are hoping to achieve similar results as in the trials on lab mice because “if confirmed in clinical trials, this [erectile dysfunction and flu vaccine cocktail] could be the first therapy to treat immune problems caused by cancer surgery” and will be a way to avoid cancer cells spreading after surgery.