Fenbendazole is a drug commonly used to treat parasites and worms (roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, and some tapeworms) in animals. However, it has recently been found to be helpful in humans with cancer as well. It is the primary ingredient in what has been dubbed “The Joe Tippens Protocol.” In fact, a lot of people have tried it for themselves and their pets, with many reporting success.
A new study has shown that fenbendazole can destroy cancer cells in a petri dish, and has even helped some patients go into remission. This is exciting news, but it’s important to understand exactly how fenbendazole works before you start taking it yourself.
The research was conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. They discovered that fenbendazole, which is sold under the brand name Panacur and Safe-Guard, can kill some types of human cancer cells by disrupting their microtubules. These are essential to cell structure and function, so when they’re disrupted, the cancer cells can no longer survive.
Researchers also discovered that fenbendazole can stabilize the WT p53 tumor suppressor gene and interfere with cancer cells’ glucose metabolism. This leads to preferential elimination of cancer cells in in vitro and in vivo studies. The scientists say that the combination of p53 stabilization, moderate microtubule disruption, and interference with glucose metabolism is what makes fenbendazole so effective against cancer.
Unlike some anticancer drugs, which can have severe side effects, fenbendazole has few reported side effects for most people. It is also inexpensive and readily available in most countries. Moreover, it is considered to be safe for most adults, as long as it’s taken under a doctor’s supervision.
Although the fenbendazole cancer treatment hasn’t gone through any clinical trials in humans, it has garnered significant popularity in South Korea and elsewhere. It has even led to unlicensed veterinarians making videos that promote the medication as a cure for cancer, leading some people to buy fenbendazole online and try it at home.
Full Fact has previously reported that there is no evidence to support claims that fenbendazole can cure cancer. In order to make a medical claim, doctors must perform rigorous research and tests on patients to ensure that they are treating their patients properly. Moreover, the FDA only approves drugs that have gone through rigorous clinical testing.
In the study, researchers tested two commercially available brands of fenbendazole: Panacur C and Safe-Guard. They did so by analyzing their cytotoxic effect against several different types of human cancer cells in the laboratory. They also performed dissolution and proliferation assays. HPLC, LC-MS and NMR were also used to determine the ingredients in these fenbendazole products.
The researchers found that both the commercial fenbendazole powders possess formulation issues that hinder their distribution within the human body. Nevertheless, they still showed a cytotoxic effect on cancer cells. They conclude that these findings indicate that further research on fenbendazole is warranted and may lead to the development of an anticancer drug. fenbendazole cancer treatment