Have Scientists ‘accidentally’ found a cure for cancer’?
You may have seen some of those articles that appeared in February 2020 saying that great advances in cancer treatment were on the way. One American article went as far as claiming: ”Scientists in Britain may have just ‘accidentally’ found a cure for cancer’. Well that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it does look as if big advances have been made. And those advances were made just over the water from Bridgwater at Cardiff University.
This research involves T-cells. Now these are cells that hunt down cancer cells and destroy them. And this research found an “entirely new type of T-cell” which is much more effective. In the past T-cells have had difficulty fighting solid tumours. But this new type of T-cell recognizes and kills most cancer types, yet ignores healthy cells. That’s right, it kills “most types of cancer” and should not have the side effects current treatments have. Scientist are saying this could be a “universal” cancer therapy, a “one-size-fits-all” treatment. Something that, in the past, nobody thought was possible.
This research was partly funded by Cancer Research UK, via scientists like Dr Ann Agar. So all that fund raising by Bridgwater Friends and other parts of Cancer Research UK is really paying off. The biotec company Ervaxx has already put this research into clinical development and human trails could start as early as November 2020.
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