Cancer breakthrough could be a life-saver.

  TOPCAT® 18:28 01 Sep 2006
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Scientists around the world have been striving for years to beat the big 'C'in its many forms. Now, the US National Cancer Institute team in Bethesda has announced a promising treatment, admittedly for some, that uses the patients' own gene technology to effect a cure. They say the process should be useful for other forms of the disease but they must do futher research to increase the number of modified 'receptors' needed.

It's not a miracle cure just yet, but it is another step forward in the right direction. Good luck, I say, to ALL the teams heavily involved in this vital work. TC.

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  freaky 20:14 01 Sep 2006

Sounds promising, especially if they can use the bodies own defences instead of chemotherapy etc.

A cure for cancer is the 'Holy Grail' of medical research - let's hope this is it.

  Hertz Van Rentyl 22:27 01 Sep 2006

From the diagram it looks like they are using Bacteriophages as the DNA source.

  @[email protected]!c 23:02 01 Sep 2006

<<<<<<<<goes straight over head!

  Hertz Van Rentyl 10:03 02 Sep 2006

Sorry used to be a Virologist/Microbiologist before retirement.

  johndrew 11:04 02 Sep 2006

Some time ago there was a report that Tetanus `bugs` were being modified to attack cancer cells. Is this line of research still ongoing or is this latest report a sin off from it - anyone know?

  johndrew 11:05 02 Sep 2006

sin = spin (probably the same thing in reality!!!)

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