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What My Patients Are Asking: Can Dog Deworming Medicine Treat Breast Cancer?

Brian Wojciechowski, MD, talks about fenbendazole, a drug used to deworm dogs, and how it might kill cancer cells, studies that have been done using cells in petri dishes and in mice, and what he tells his patients who ask about fenbendazole.
Sep 17, 2019
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Blogs and popular media have discussed using fenbendazole (brand names: Panacure, Safe-Guard), a drug used to deworm dogs, to treat cancer. While some studies on cells in petri dishes and in mice suggest that fenbendazole might have anti-cancer properties, no studies have been done in people and it’s not clear what side effects it may cause or what the optimal dose might be.

Listen to the podcast to hear Dr. Wojciechowski talk about:

  • the type of drug fenbendazole is and how it might kill cancer cells

  • the studies in petri dishes and mice on fenbendazole that have been done so far

  • what he tells his patients when they ask about fenbendazole

About the guest
 
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Brian Wojciechowski, MD

Dr. Wojo is a medical oncologist outside of Philadelphia, PA, with Crozer Health. His research has been presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, and he is a speaker on medical ethics and the biology of cancer. Dr. Wojo sees cancer as a scientifically complex disease with psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions.

— Last updated on January 31, 2022, 7:07 PM

 
 
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