A Dog Dewormer For Cancer Could Save Your Dog’s Life

Using a dog dewormer for cancer might seem like something straight out of the Twilight Zone. But that’s exactly what Joe Tippens claims is what saved him from his late-stage lung cancer. Despite skepticism from doctors, Tippens is alive and cancer-free, thanks to the drug.

According to the Joe Tippens Cancer Protocol, the medication he used is fenbendazole (brand names Panacure and Safe Guard). This antiparasitic medicine has been shown to destroy parasitic roundworms and hookworms in dogs by cutting off their supply of nutrients. Some preclinical studies suggest that it might also be effective against some types of cancer in humans, but no human clinical trials have been done.

The compound works by targeting a part of the cell known as tubulin, which serves as both the micro-skeleton and a highway for transporting materials around the body. When fenbendazole attacks tubulin in the parasite, it causes it to collapse and starve. Scientists have also found that the same mechanism may stop tumors from growing in animals.

Researchers at MD Anderson and other major medical centers are studying fenbendazole and its relative menbendazole as possible treatments for glioblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer. The drugs are able to inhibit tumour growth in mice by stopping the production of molecules that allow the tumour cells to sedate the host immune system. The tumours also produce VEGF, which creates blood vessels that supply the cancer cells with nutrients, and PD-L1, which prevents the cell from destroying itself. dewormer for cancer