Cancer drug aid

Professor Ian Graham is leading the team at York University which has discovered the key to mass-producing a chemical called Noscapine. It's extracted from poppies, and is currently being tested as a potential anti-cancer drug.

Researchers discovered a bundle of five genes which tell the poppy plant how to produce the chemical.


Cancer drug development

Boffins at York University have found that the opium poppy could help cancer patients. A chemical made from the plant is being tested as an anti-cancer drug in clinical teste.