The Testing Evidence for Using Ivermectin for Treating Colorectal Cancer

Executive Summary

  • Ivermectin is proven to treat a variety of different cancers.
  • Colorectal cancer is one of them.


In a previous article titled How Ivermectin Is Useful for Treating Cancer we covered the evidence for the benefits of Ivermectin for cancer. But the question of which cancers Ivermectin has been proven to be effective is a constant source of questions.

This article provides an overview coverage of these specific cancers.

Cancer Type #10: Colorectal Cancer

Here is the finding of the study Ivermectin Has New Application in Inhibiting Colorectal Cancer Cell Growth

IIvermectin induced apoptosis in colorectal cancer cells. SW480 and SW1116 cells were treated with different concentrations of ivermectin (0, 5, 10, and 20 μM) for 6 h and then were stained, described in the “Materials and Methods” section. The total percentage of apoptosis is equal to the percentage of early apoptosis (Q2, Annexin V+7-AAD-) plus the percentage of late apoptosis (Q3, Annexin V+7-AAD+).  – Frontiers

This all means that Ivermectin was found to lead to cell death in cancer tumors in the colon and rectum.

The Importance of The NIH Stopping Any Funding For Ivermectin Studies

Notice that none of the studies on Ivermectin were performed in the US. The US has by far the largest national medical research budget in the world, and so if the US is not performing studies, this is not only a negative but tells us something peculiar about what the NIH is deciding not to fund in the area of cancer research.

Zero is the number of studies funded by the NIH on Ivermectin. The NIH will not fund studies into generic drugs, as the NIH is controlled by pharmaceutical companies and they have deep financial ties to them. Funding research into generic drugs could end up showing those drugs as effective, which is a threat to pharmaceutical profits, which the NIH is dedicated to maximizing. 

Regarding dosage and sourcing of Ivermectin, see the article On the Topic of Ivermectin Dosage and Sourcing.

Why Are Anti Parasitic Drugs Effective Against Cancer?

If you are interested in understanding why this class of drugs works against cancer, see the article The Mechanism of How Anti Parasitic Drugs Work to Mitigate Cancer.