Scientists might have accidentally cured cancer

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New treatment for killing cancer cells may have accidentally been discovered by a group of British scientists, according to reports.

Cardiff University’s research team found a T-Cell that attaches itself onto human cancers, and kills them while ignoring healthy cells. Although in its early stages of development, the treatment successfully destroys bone, lung, breast, colon, prostate, and other cancers, The Telegraph reported. (RELATED: Alex Trebek Announces He Was Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer)

Originally, researchers were only looking for immune cells that were capable of fighting bacteria, before they discovered the T-Cell virus. Their findings were made available on Monday.

“There’s a chance here to treat every patient,” Professor Andrew Sewell of Cardiff University told the BBC. “Previously nobody believed this could be possible. It raises the prospect of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ cancer treatment, a single type of T-cell that could be capable of destroying many different types of cancers across the population.”

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New gene therapy wipes out leukemia in three patients

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The new gene therapy to treat leukemia uses the patients’ own blood cells to hunt down and wipe out their cancer.

The first clear success with gene therapy to treat leukemia, turning the patients’ own blood cells into assasins that hunt down and wipe out their cancer has been reported by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

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