The Testing Evidence for Using Ivermectin for Treating Leukemia or Blood Cancer
Last Updated on January 5, 2023 by Shaun Snapp
- Ivermectin is proven to treat a variety of different cancers.
- Leukemia 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.
There are a lot of quotes in this article, but I have a short one for each cancer type. The article uses the term “IVM” to mean Ivermectin.
Cancer Type #5:Hematological Cancer or Blood Cancer or Leukemia
Leukemia is a type of malignant clonal disease caused by abnormal hematopoietic stem cells . In an experiment designed to screen potential drugs for the treatment of leukemia, IVM preferentially killed leukemia cells at low concentrations without affecting normal hematopoietic cells . The mechanism was related to the increase in the influx of chloride ions into the cell by IVM, resulting in hyperpolarization of the plasma membrane and induction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. It was also proven that IVM has a synergistic effect with cytarabine and daunorubicin on the treatment of leukemia. Wang’s experiment found that IVM could selectively induce mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress, causing chronic myeloid leukemia K562 cells to undergo increased caspase-dependent apoptosis compared with normal bone marrow cells . It was also confirmed that IVM inhibited tumor growth in a dose-dependent manner, and dasatinib had improved efficacy.
In an experiment designed to screen potential drugs for the treatment of leukemia, IVM preferentially killed leukemia cells at low concentrations without affecting normal hematopoietic cells. – NIH
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.
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There is now ample evidence that Ivermectin is useful against many different types of cancers. It is unlikely that these are the only cancers for which Ivermectin is effective, but the studies we could find so far show that Ivermectin works to combat and prevent. Ivermectin is an immuno-modulator, so it has beneficial effects not only for cancer — as one of the mechanisms of how Ivermectin works are improving the immune system, which means it improves the immune system against cancer as well as other diseases.
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.