Health Watch: Brain Cancer Drug May Help Alzheimer’s Patients

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A drug used to treat cancer may someday offer hope for patients living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Researchers in Florida studied a brain cancer drug that includes a chemical called carmustine. Scientists discovered that the chemical can dissolve plaque in the brains of mice.

Doctors think the build-up of a “plaque-like substance” in our brains is what causes Alzheimer’s disease.

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