Prostate Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against COVID

August 17, 2023


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5-15 mins
Pill Explosion Covid Virus Cell
Presented by Health Lab

Michigan Medicine researchers are looking into a prostate cancer drug as a potential therapeutic for COVID-19. During the onset of the pandemic, men appeared to suffer higher rates of severe illness and death, leading researchers to suspect a link between androgen receptors, which bind to hormones like testosterone-, and SARS-CoV-2 viral infection. Arul Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., notes the effects that prostate cancer drugs have on SARS-CoV-2.

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