The Redo Project
REDO Project: The Repurposing Drugs in Oncology (ReDO) project is an international collaboration initiated by a diverse group of researchers, clinicians and patient advocates all working in the not-for-profit sector.Theirr goal is to seek new and effective cancer treatments with low toxicity that meet the needs of existing patients in as short a time-frame as possible and at a cost that is affordable both in developed and developing countries.
What do we mean by repurposing? It is the use of existing and well-characterised non-cancer drugs as new treatments for cancer – either as additions to existing drug protocols or in novel combinations with multiple repurposed drugs.
The ReDO project aims to:
Identify the most promising drugs for further clinical investigation
Review and bring to the attention of clinical investigators the data for these drugs
Document on how these drugs can be combined with existing therapies, or with other repurposed drugs
Develop clinical trials to provide positive or negative evidence of efficacy
Where necessary, suggest areas where further pre-clinical work is necessary
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