Drug Repurposing Hub

The path to putting a drug on the market involves a long and exhaustive journey through basic research, discovery and optimization, preclinical development, increasingly elaborate and lengthy human clinical trials, and regulatory approval. New drugs can take more than a decade to get to market. But what if we could take thousands of drugs already approved to safely treat disease, as well as other compounds that have been studied as potential drugs, and find new uses for these old medicines?

Repurposing existing drugs offers the potential for faster, cheaper therapy development. A new Broad-curated resource called the Drug Repurposing Hub offers comprehensive information about more than 4,700 compounds that might have additional roles to play against cancer and other diseases.


Read a Boston Globe report on Broad’s Drug Repurposing Hub.

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