There was some major news announced in the battle against cancer as a team of British scientists say they are currently developing a revolutionary new treatment that will effectively treat cancer, and possibly even cure it.
The groundbreaking news could see millions of cancer patients around the world being treated and even being cured from the debilitating disease. The new treatment which will be a simple injection has scientists across the sea hopeful with a Cancer Research UK spokesman saying if this treatment lives up to its promise, “it could prove a revolutionary way to treat or even cure cancer”.
Scientists say the potentially life saving drug could soon eradicate preexisting drugs which solely focus on just one type of cancer, were their drug could treat all types of cancer by being specifically centered on killing all types of tumors rather than a persons immune system.
Experts from University College London, say they are hoping to get ahead of the fatal illness by studying how a tumour grows and mutates over time. According to research leader, Professor Charles Swanton: “This takes personalised medicine to its limit, where each patient would get a unique, bespoke treatment.
“It offers the hope that we might just be able to turn the tide against advanced cancer. In a few years, we will be using immunotherapy for cancer just as much as chemotherapy today.
“I’ll be disappointed if we haven’t treated a patient within two years. If this doesn’t work, I’ll probably hang up my hat and do something else.”
Amazingly researchers say they have already discovered a way of identifying the mutations found on every cancer cell in a tumour that allows them to escape treatment and regrow.
The team also say they found that some lung cancer patients have a number of disease-fighting white blood cells that are a perfect match for these mutations. So these cells could be taken from patients, grown in the lab and then put back to kill every cell of the cancer.
It may also be possible to create a vaccine in the form of a drug that commands the immune system to fight the cancer. It could even be a single injection.