Possible cures for cancer:
Proteins[edit | edit source]
2007 - A protein called Tes is able to block a second protein, Mena, from helping cancer cells "crawl" away from the initial tumour.
Genetic engineering[edit | edit source]
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.
Plant extracts[edit | edit source]
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.
References[edit | edit source]
- Drug target to stop cancer spread, 28 December 2007, BBC
- 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
- Bark, Radiation Could Cure Cancer, 16 June 2001, Sky News