Drugs Are Bad M’Kay: Except Ecstasy Apparently Now Cures Cancer?!?!?

- By Bossip Staff

As if people need another reason to roll! Researchers say the key to fighting many forms of cancer may be MDMA, aka ecstasy

Scientists are saying that ecstasy-an illegal drug largely connected with hardcore clubgoers-can actually treat several forms of cancer.

However, a market-ready medication doctors can prescribe to patients may take another ten years to develop, researchers told BBC Radio.

“This is an exciting next step,” said Professor John Gordon, lead author of a groundbreaking study on the topic, during a radio interview.

“Where we’ve tested these new compounds, we can wipe out 100% of the cancer cells in some cases.”

Birmingham University researchers first discovered the unlikely link between the illegal substance and a viable therapy for common blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma in 2006. Additional research produced an atomically tweaked version of ecstasy’s active compound, MDMA, which bolsters the drug’s cancer-fighting power 100-fold in test tubes.

The original 2006 study found a fatally large dose of MDMA would be needed to make a dent in the disease. But the Birmingham team, toiling for five years along with scientists from The University of Western Australia, found a way to maximize MDMA’s cancer-fighting properties, while minimizing its toxic effect on the brain.

This is how it works: The drug attaches itself to the fat in diseased cells, weakening the membrane and making them “soapy.”

The cancer cells are then essentially washed away, Gordon said.

The news is “genuinely exciting,” said Dr. David Grant, director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Research charity.

“Further work is required but this research is a significant step forward in developing a potential new cancer drug,” he said.

Who knew??? This is huge news. We’re betting Cali will be the first to let their residents get prescriptions for this one too.


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  • homicidalbrainiac

    Seems way more fun than radiation could ever be. Any advance in the treatment of cancer is wonderful and hopefully this will actually save lives.

  • abcdefg

    I dont think I should comment but I’ve experimented in college…i was always a scarey person BC I got tested due to NCAA and conference ..but
    This drug was out my sys in three days and I must say it was awesome….im having a flash back and about to relapse
    Um orange juice or fresh lemon on my tongue just heightened the feeling..
    Look I sound like a junky
    N e way nice to know I experimented with something potentially good for cancer…

  • Key Key

    I smell bullshit. Whats next? Crack cures diabetes right? Bunchofbullshit.com

  • homicidalbrainiac

    Abcdefg, I feel the same way. I used to be a *BIG* party girl, I’m talking 10-15 a night when I was doing my thing and I used to be the supplier. Always knew they had to be good for something. LOL

  • gina

    Humm that explains alot!

  • homicidalbrainiac


  • abcdefg

    Good to know I wasn’t the only nerd who experimented….

    I won’t judge u

  • homicidalbrainiac

    Hey,we nerds gotta have a good time too! :+)

  • homicidalbrainiac

    Hey, we nerds gotta have fun too! ; + )

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