Does Botox Fight Stomach Cancer?

Posted on October 6, 2014 by Ella Fedonenko

New research suggests that it just may. Scientists studying the vagus nerve, or the nerve connecting the digestive system with the brain, found that applying Botox to stomach cancer can slow tumor growth and make tumors more amenable to chemotherapy. Cutting the nerve also has the same effect, according to a study published in Science Translational Medicine.

Botox is a well-known product that helps restore a more youthful appearance by relaxing muscles and evening out wrinkles. Your Laser Skin Care’s Botox treatments can erase 10 or more years from your appearance.

But it is interesting that the product is being looked at as a possible future treatment for stomach cancer. Scientists at New York’s Columbia University Medical Center and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology that the research is in its very early stages, and Botox shouldn’t be considered a cure or treatment for stomach cancer. However, it does look like it improves the efficiency of current and future treatments when used in conjunction with chemotherapy.

“Tumors have the ability to out-evolve any single agent,” said Dr. Timothy Wang, who was quoted by the BBC.

Though scientists remain cautious, Dr. Wang believes it has potential to amount to something within 10 or so years. Some trials on humans who need surgery to remove stomach cancer have begun. The research shows that nerves may also play a role in the development of prostate cancer.

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