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New Wonder Drug Against Cancer

New Wonder Drug Against Cancer | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Stanford University researchers have found a miraculous drug that tricks the human body into building it's own, personalized cancer vaccine that could kill almost any kind of tumor.
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A team of researchers at Stanford plan on starting a small 10-100 person Phase I clinical human trial in 2014 of a new cancer therapy. It is based on an antibody developed by Dr Irv Weissman that blocks a protein called CD47.

CD47 has been found to be over-expressed in many different tumor cells, and it interferes with the body’s normal control of those tumor cells. The antibody developed by Dr Weissman frees up immune cells called macrophages, which can then engulf the deadly cancer cells.

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Immune System Kills Every Type of Cancer Tumor Thanks to New Drug

Immune System Kills Every Type of Cancer Tumor Thanks to New Drug | Cancer - Advances, Knowledge, Integrative & Holistic Treatments | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California have discovered a single drug that has killed or shrunk every kind of cancer tumor it has been used against.
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All cancer cells produce a large number of a particular protein, called CD47. The presence of CD47 is a message to immune system not to destroy those particular cancer cells. Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have created an antibody that blocks CD47, which allows the immune system to kill the cancer cell.

The research has shown the drug is effective against all types of cancer, including breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, liver and prostate cancers.

 

Thanks to a recent US$20m grant, human clinical trials are now about to begin with this new drug. This is an incredible leap forward in cancer research, and is the first antibody treatment approach that is shown to be effective against a wide range of cancers.

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