Jälleen uusi läpimurto syöpätutkimuksessa

Medical Daily (jonka asiallisuudesta lähteenä en ole ihan varma, mutta kelvatkoon toistaiseksi…) uutisoi uudesta täsmähoidosta ”parantumattomiin” syöpiin, tässä tutkimuksessa oli hoidettu hiirillä triplanegatiivista rintasyöpää ja tutkimuksia on tehty ilmeisesti myös haimasyövän (engl. pancreatic cancer) solujen tappamiseen aiheuttamalla syöpäsoluissa solun apoptoosin:

[…]The study, now published online in the journal Oncotarget, explains new efforts to use a natural mechanism to kill cancer cells. The mechanism involves three proteins that can be specifically modified so that they completely destroy cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct as they are dividing. What’s more, these proteins leave healthy cells alone during this process. The team tested the proteins on a number of incurable mice and human cancer types in cell cultures, and each time they succeeded in eradicating cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone.

[…]This finding could have wide-reaching uses, and may be useful in one-day treating many incurable cancers. For example, the therapy was even effective on mice with triple negative breast cancer, a form of breast cancer that is resistant to all known available cancer therapies. What’s more, it may also prove useful in one day treating other aggressive incurable human cancers, such as pancreatic cancer.

For now, the team is perfecting the method and designing it to be used on specific types of human cancers that are unresponsive to all available treatment options.