Daily Mail brings the most exciting news related to cancer treatments yet. There has been a breakthrough treatment for cancer which transplants disease-fighting immune cells which are able to attack cancer cells into the organism of a patient from a stranger. This could mean saving millions of lives.
Strengthening the body via treatment
The treatment is still in its early days, but it is also said to be the ultimate DIY approach because it makes use of the patient’s immune system.
Professor Adrian Hayday who is a group leader of the Immunosurveillance Lab at The Crick said that scientists are currently working on therapies which upgrade and strengthen the body through treatment, rather than degrade it.
Here’s what he had to say to The Telegraph: “Even a few years ago the notion that any clinician would look at a patient and deliver a therapy which wasn’t going to affect cancer in any way, shape or form directly, would have been pretty radical. But that’s what happens,” as reported by Daily Mail.
It’s essential that until now the whole idea of injecting immune cells from one person to another person’s body seemed impossible due to the fear that the body might reject them.
But in 2018 the cells have opened the door to various possibilities, and it has been proven that they can survive well in the new body.
The immune cells are not rejected by the recipient body
The results are impressive and show that the cells are not rejected by the body, as is the case with some immunotherapy.
Immunotherapy drugs are able to help the immune system work really hard in order to find and kill cancer cells.
But the sad thing is that there can be side effects including skin reactions, flu symptoms and more and this is because these drugs also attack healthy cells as well.
But now, experts are developing the ability to create tailor-made treatments for patients. Scientists can now sequence tumors, understand how they work and how they can be manipulated, according to Professor Charlie Swanton, of the Cancer Evolution and Genome Instability Laboratory.
Head over to the Daily Mail’s complete article to check it out.
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