Researchers find treatment that kills every kind of cancer tumor

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http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/every_cancer_kills_tumor_them_kind_L9lppJmy9gCoS848cSzqbP

Researchers might have found the Holy Grail in the war against cancer, a miracle drug that has killed every kind of cancer tumor it has come in contact with.

The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a “do not eat” signal to the body’s immune system, according to Science Magazine.

This protein is produced in healthy blood cells but researchers at Stanford University found that cancer cells produced an inordinate amount of the protein thus tricking the immune system into not destroying the harmful cells.

With this observation in mind, the researchers built an antibody that blocked cancer’s CD47 so that the body’s immune system attacked the dangerous cells.

So far, researchers have used the antibody in mice with human breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, liver and prostate tumors transplanted into them. In each of the cases the antibody forced the mice’s immune system to kill the cancer cells.

“We showed that even after the tumor has taken hold, the antibody can either cure the tumor or slow its growth and prevent metastasis,” said biologist Irving Weissman of the Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California.

One side effect of the treatment was that healthy cells were subjected to short-term attacks by the mice’s immune system, but the effect was nothing in comparison to the damage done to the cancer cells.

Weissman’s group recently received a $20 million dollar grant to move their research from mouse to human safety testing.

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thanks to metric for the link..

if it works..bring it on..why do i feel skeptical?

who is going to own the patent?

401

~ by seeker401 on April 8, 2013.

8 Responses to “Researchers find treatment that kills every kind of cancer tumor”

  1. theres a long list of announcements like this one that have faded into history. or hidden by it.

    this one is something to watch. we know cancer foundations are a big $$ maker for tptb. but i wonder if the costs of public and more importently PRIVATE health is bigger? if the big privates find cancer is costing them too much….will they release a cure? at a huge cost to the public purse of course?

    money. is cancer now costing more than its making? is it time to sell the cure?

  2. Is a patented B17?

    — Brave new world order —
    Hitler and Huxley are speaking through this article: http://www.bioedge.org/index.php/bioethics/bioethics_article/10462

  3. Metric well well said !!!

  4. here is a quote from a comment found on the link that ‘ghandi’ provided.

    “..Your error is in your perception of the article. Their idea is to create these “generations” in the petri dish, then when perhaps the “one in a million or twenty billion” perfect specimen is put together, the idea is to plant this monster into some body, “male or female” bring genetic frankenstein to gestation, take it from the momma and raise it in the government facility where it will get all the love and nurturing a straight jacket can provide. …”

    i contend they have already done, or can do this type of stuff. what is the most powerful weapon available to man? BRAINS, intelligence, imagination, etc. . they started on that tech, put more money into it, than secret aircraft or their war toys, etc. absolutely, no doubt.

    • probably right..

    • i agree with you metric. Military’s science is decades ahead.
      Could they already have created modified humans such as fiction Heroes or super-soldiers?
      “Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth” A. Camus

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