Drug Repurposing for Cancer: An NLP Approach to Identify Low-Cost Therapies

18 Nov 2019Shivashankar SubramanianIoana BaldiniSushma RavichandranDmitriy A. Katz-RogozhnikovKarthikeyan Natesan RamamurthyPrasanna SattigeriKush R. VarshneyAnnmarie WangPradeep MangalathLaura B. Kleiman

More than 200 generic drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for non-cancer indications have shown promise for treating cancer. Due to their long history of safe patient use, low cost, and widespread availability, repurposing of generic drugs represents a major opportunity to rapidly improve outcomes for cancer patients and reduce healthcare costs worldwide... (read more)

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