A recent medical study has shown that the party drugs ecstasy could offer some positive effect to patients suffering from cancer. A recent study in Britain has shown that ecstasy has the potential to treat blood cancers. Researchers from the University of Birmingham in central England revealed the modified forms of Ecstasy has boosted the ability to destroy cancerous cells by 100 times.
The scientists explained six years back, they have discovered that cancers affecting white blood cells appeared to respond to certain “psychotropic” drugs. These included weight loss pills, Prozac-type antidepressants, and amphetamine derivatives such as MDMA — commonly known as ecstasy. The researcher said their discoveries since then could lead to MDMA derivatives being used in patient trials.
Doctor David Grant, scientific director of the Leukaemia an d Lymphoma Research charity, which part-funded the study, said: “The prospect of being able to target blood cancer with a drug derived from ecstasy is a genuinely exciting proposition. Grand said “Many types of lymphoma remain hard to treat and non-toxic drugs which are both effective and have few side effects are desperately needed.” Moreover, the medical experts hope further result would show that ecstasy can really be a cure to the deadly blood cancer.