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Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor
« on: April 04, 2013, 09:08:12 AM »
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Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor

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 New York Post reported.

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.
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Re: Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 09:18:52 AM »
Stanford University stands to make a shitload of money from this, if research continues to show promise.
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Re: Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 09:26:47 AM »
Oh wow.  That is very promising indeed.
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Re: Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 07:31:04 AM »
Isn't this how "I am Legend" started?
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Re: Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 09:20:15 AM »
Isn't this how "I am Legend" started?

I don't know but I wish it would have been here to keep my fil alive.






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Re: Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 09:40:05 AM »
I can see one potential immediate problem. How do they keep the cure from mutating and attacking the healthy cells as well?

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.


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Re: Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 10:27:36 AM »
I can see one potential immediate problem. How do they keep the cure from mutating and attacking the healthy cells as well?

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.

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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.
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Re: Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2013, 12:08:50 PM »

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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.

I'm sure there will be a law suit somewhere claiming unintentional damage.

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