In Denmark have successfully tested a new method of dealing with cancer
80% of the mice receiving experimental treatment, remained alive by the end of the study. All rodents that were treated with standard methods, has died.
OSLO, April 22. /Offset. TASS Yuri Mikhailenko/. A new method of cancer treatment, developed in Denmark, have shown their effectiveness during tests on mice. As reported by the Danish Internet portal for scientific news, videnskab.dk, the scientists were able to stop the growth of chemotherapy resistant tumors of the bladder.
“The opportunities offered by the result, very wide. Potentially this technique can help cancer patients, which is ineffective, standard treatment of chemotherapy,” said videnskab.dk study co-author Mads Daugaard.
In his words, Oncology is in dire need of working methods of cancer therapy of the second line — those that you can apply and expect success, when primary treatment fails. The new technique appears to be Daugirdo a good candidate for this role.
80% of the mice receiving experimental treatment, remained alive by the end of the study. All rodents that were treated with standard methods, has died. This is a very promising result, although a great risk that in the case of men, the new technique will be less effective.
Currently Daugaard and his colleagues are trying to figure out whether it can help to slow the development of other types of tumors, as well as to hold the first series of clinical trials in humans.
Sensational discovery on the basis of which a new method was made in 2015, and almost by accident. The group of Danish scientists working on an experimental vaccine against malaria, managed to find an exceptionally effective means of delivery of the toxins used to fight tumors, to cancerous cells.
They allocated a protein able to bind to cells more than 90% of cancerous tumors while ignoring healthy tissue.
Adding to the “homing” protein drug “warhead”, the scientists found that the resulting tool against the disease is able to find and kill tumor cells
In nature, protein rVAR2 gives the malaria parasite is extremely unpleasant property: it allows the Plasmodium to get into the placenta, which makes malaria especially dangerous disease for pregnant women. Almost 15 years ago, scientists from Sweden found that attaching to the placenta parasite specific protein.
Their Danish colleagues, in turn, found that rVAR2 “induced” particular carbohydrates in placental cells, which similar cells, found in most cancerous tumors and nowhere else.
A new study Daugaard and his colleagues published in the respected medical journal European Urology.