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New potential cancer treatment
« on: August 29, 2017, 07:48:03 AM »
SCIENTISTS in Scotland have found a way to trigger the death of cancer cells that they believe could be more effective than current methods.

The new method – Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD) – led to the complete eradication of tumours in experimental models. Currently, most anti-cancer therapies (chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy) work through a process called apoptosis, which activates proteins known as caspases, leading to cell death.

However in apoptosis, therapies often fail to kill all cancer cells, leading to disease recurrence and can have unwanted side effects that may even promote cancer. Now, the Scots scientists believe they may have found a way to improve therapy while pre--venting unwanted toxicity.
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Re: New potential cancer treatment
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 11:07:27 AM »
Fantastic news. I hope it does not take too long to get approval for use in patients.


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Re: New potential cancer treatment
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 01:18:29 PM »
Very interesting!
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