Could the ecstasy drug be used to treat cancer?
Posted Fri, 19 Aug 2011 17:19:01 GMT by Kieran Ball
Scientists at the University of Birmingham believe that a modified version of the 'dance' drug, ecstasy, could be effective at treating blood cancers. MDMA could be used to target leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma after researchers at the University of Birmingham ran tests showing that modifying the active ingredient in the drug, MDMA, boosted its cancer-killing properties. Could the ecstasy drug be used to treat cancer?