Botox May Slow Tumor Growth In Stomach Cancer

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Botox May Slow Tumor Growth In Stomach Cancer

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Botox has frozen the faces of countless Hollywood stars, and international researchers said Wednesday the toxic injections might also be able to stop cancer in its tracks, at least temporarily. The findings in the journal Science Translational Medicine are based on studies of mice with stomach cancer. Researchers found that Botox could block signals from the vagal nerve -- which extends from the brain stem to the abdomen -- slowing the growth of tumors as much as surgery would. Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and co-author Duan Chen said,"We found that by removing the effect of the nerve, the stem cells in the cancer tumor are suppressed, leading to cancer treatment and prevention."

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