Possible cures for cancer:

Proteins Edit

2007 - A protein called Tes is able to block a second protein, Mena, from helping cancer cells "crawl" away from the initial tumour.[1]

Genetic engineering Edit

2015 - In 2013 Wright's cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, was destroyed with a new type of treatment in which cells from his immune system, called T cells, were removed from his blood, genetically engineered to target his cancer, and then dripped back into his veins.[2]

Plant extracts Edit

2001 - A drug made from tree bark could be the winning blow in one of medical science's toughest battles. When combined with radiotherapy, British scientists have found the drug is 85 per cent effective in curing cancer.[3]

References Edit

  1. Drug target to stop cancer spread, 28 December 2007, BBC
  2. Biotech’s Coming Cancer Cure - Supercharge your immune cells to defeat cancer? Juno Therapeutics believes its treatments can do exactly that., June 18, 2015, Antonio Regalado, Technology Review
  3. Bark, Radiation Could Cure Cancer, 16 June 2001, Sky News