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The Use of Anticancer Drugs in Antiparasitic Chemotherapy

[ Vol. 6 , Issue. 2 ]


M.- Q. Klinkert and V. Heussler   Pages 131 - 143 ( 13 )


Many similarities exist between cancer cells and parasites. A potentially lucrative starting point for the discovery of novel drugs to combat parasites is to examine available compounds developed against cancer for antiparasitic properties. Here, we review the use of current and promising anticancer agents for treating major human parasitic diseases.


Cancer drugs, novel antiparasitic targets, synthetic compounds, "natural" drug-like chemicals


Bernhard-Nocht-Insitut furTropenmedizin, Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 74, 20359 Hamburg, Germany.

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