Researchers might have found the Holy Grail in the war against cancer, a miracle drug that has killed every kind of cancer tumor it has come in contact with, the New York Post reported.
The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a “do not eat” signal to the body’s immune system, according to Science Magazine.
Amazing news. Breast cancer in mice has been running rampant.
Seriously though, this is incredible. I know plenty of people that would jump at the opportunity to spear head the tests. Cancer affects so many of us around the world. Whether directly or indirectly I think we can all say we have experienced the effects of cancer in some way or another.
So far, researchers have used the antibody in mice with human breast, ovary, colon, bladder, brain, liver and prostate tumors transplanted into them. In each of the cases the antibody forced the mice’s immune system to kill the cancer cells.
I hope this opens a door for those out there struggling with painful treatments.
More pertinent information to add:
From Stanford School of Medicine..
For the last year, many people have been working to make clinical trials possible. We are now hopeful that the first human clinical trials of anti-CD47 antibody will take place at Stanford in mid-2014, if all goes well. Clinical trials may also be done in the United Kingdom.
As we get closer to clinical trials, we will start posting information about enrollments on this page.Source: New York Post