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Very early days but this appears to hold real promise for cancer treatment

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Very early days but this appears to hold real promise for cancer treatment

http://news.ku.dk/all_news/2015/10/malaria-vaccine-provides-hope-for-a-general-cure-for-cancer/
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The hunt for a vaccine against malaria in pregnant women has provided an unexpected side benefit for Danish researchers, namely what appears to be an effective weapon against cancer. The scientists behind the vaccine aim for tests on humans within four years.
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In collaboration, the two university research groups have tested thousands of samples from brain tumors to leukemias and a general picture emerges to indicate that the malaria protein is able attack more than 90% of all types of tumors. The drug has been tested on mice that were implanted with three types of human tumours. With non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the treated mice’s tumours were about a quarter the size of the tumours in the control group. With prostate cancer, the tumours disappeared in two of the six treated mice a month after receiving the first dose. With metastatic bone cancer, five out of six of the treated mice were alive after almost eight weeks, compared to none of the mice in a control group.
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Re: Very early days but this appears to hold real promise for cancer treatment

That is really good news, Jim... Let`s hope that they can progress it further, but not in haste...
O.K. we all want an "quick fix" for our ailments.... but this does seem to be an excellent way forward, from the result you have shown.
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Re: Very early days but this appears to hold real promise for cancer treatment

It's a (good) small step in a new direction. I hope it leads to better things!  Smiley
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Re: Very early days but this appears to hold real promise for cancer treatment

It looks very positive.