Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Cancer Spread Stopped
Just establishing a protocol that stops cancer from spreading at all is a huge discovery. Setting aside the desirability of an actual cure and actually halting the body’s collapse from the ravages of the disease is a very useful result as we have learned in the war on AIDS. You do not die from AIDS today because the disease is stabilized with the cocktail. In fact a reversal of damage is achieved and the victim is on the way to dying from old age.
Many cancer growths remain benign and if the problem is halted then they remain so. Thus cancer therapy can resolve to identification and immediately commencing this protocol which ends the threat. Actual removal of established cancers can be conducted as deemed safe.
Dangerous growths can at least be safely reduced to good effect. Brain tumors in particular that in clearly inoperative can be reduced through radiation to relieve the brain of the physical pressure and interference been caused that made its original presence clear.
The protocol could be even applied as a preventative measure to halt low level activity while the immune system is boosted to cleanse the body of such threats. In short this is the first leg of a diagnostic and treatment revolution that will preserve the body cancer free throughout one’s life.
Scientists bring cancer cells back under control
A new treatment for cancer that renders malignant tumours "dormant" has been developed by scientists.
By Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent 6:30AM GMT 13 Jan 2011
Researchers believe they have found a way of making malignant cancer cells benign, stopping them from spreading around the body and so threatening life.
The revolutionary approach works by switching back on the body's natural cancer suppressor genes that have been turned off by the disease.
While it does not reduce the tumour that is already formed it stops it spreading around the body.
The team at
the treatment on animals and have had a 100 per cent success rate and
are now hoping to team up with a pharmaceutical company to develop it for
The Research, published in the Journal Molecular Cancer, reveals how Dr Cinzia Allegrucci and Dr Andrew Johnson centres around reactivating tumour suppressor genes.
Ordinarily cell division is controlled by specific genes that kill or mend rogue or damaged cells.
But cancers occur when these go wrong – especially if tumour suppressor genes are for some reason turned off.
The team used a new technique that involves using proteins from salamanders that have been shown in the past to be able to switch on and off human genes.
When they were mixed with breast cancer cells, the team were amazed to find they reactivated the cancer suppression genes.
In mice given breast cancer, an injection of the proteins stopped the cancer in its tracks.
Now they want to isolate exactly what proteins were involved in "rebooting" the cells and reproduce them as a drug.
Nell Barrie, science information officer at Cancer Research UK, said: "It's becoming clear that cancer is driven not just by faulty genes but by changes in cells that help to switch genes on and off.
"This interesting new technique will shed light on how this process contributes to the disease, and further research could one day lead to new treatments that help to reverse these complex changes in cancer cells."