This new finding is potentially life-changing.
Cardiff University researchers have devised a method that could kill prostate, breast, lung, and other cancers in lab tests.
Their research, which was published in Nature Immunology, involves taking a part of the immune system to use it to attack tumours. The study showed that it had “enormous potential”, although it hasn’t been tested in patients yet.
“There’s a chance here to treat every patient,” researcher Prof Andrew Sewell said in an interview with the BBC. He added: “Previously nobody believed this could be possible.
“It raises the prospect of a ‘one-size-fits-all’ cancer treatment, a single type of T-cell that could be capable of destroying many different types of cancers across the population,” he concluded.
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