New therapy cures cancer with just one injection

It neutralized not only the tumor it was injected into but malignancies all over the body.

Woman with cancer looks at her head in the mirror. Credit:Getty Images.

Current cancer therapies have terrible side effects and aren’t always effective. And with things like radiotherapy and chemotherapy, the number of treatments one needs to endure makes side effects progressively worse over time. A new technique developed by researchers at Stanford University uses two agents which when combined, alert the body’s immune system to the presence of cancer, in order to eliminate it.

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Scientists Create Molecular Nanodrills That Destroy Cancer Cells

This could end the days of suffering through cancer treatment. 

 

Nanomachine destroying a prostate cancer cell. Notice the cytoplasm bubbling out. Rice University.

Anyone who has gone through cancer treatment or known someone who has, has seen how detrimental the side effects can be. My mother happens to be going through chemotherapy right now for breast cancer. Although it was an aggressive variety, they caught it early. It was surgically removed and she’s going through chemo only to avoid recurrence. Though I’m thankful for that, the chemo still makes her dreadfully nauseous and weak.

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