Researchers have developed a new non-invasive method which can kill cancer cells in two hrs. This might significantly help people with with inoperable and hard to reach tumours as well as young children stricken with the deadly disease.
The method involves injecting a chemical compound nitrobenzaldehyde into the tumour and allowing it to diffuse into the tissue.A beam of light is then aimed into the tiissue causing the cells to become very acidic inside and essentially commit suicide, researchers said.
Within two hours upto 95% of the targeted cancer cells were dead or were estimated to be dead ‘” They said.Even though there are many different types of cancers, the one thing they have common is their susceptibility to this induced cell suicide.
One of the experts tested this method against triple negative breast cancer, one of the most aggressive types of cancer and one of the hardest to treat. The prognosis for triple negative cancer is usually very poor.
After one treatment in the lab, the acientist was able to stop the tumour from growing and double chances of survival in mice.” All forms of cancerattempt to make cell acidicon the outside as a way to attract the attention of a blood vessel, which attempts to get rid of the acid” said Gdovin.
“Instead the cancer latches on to the blood vessel and uses it to make the tumour larger and larger.He added.
Chemotherapy treatment targets all the cells in the body and certai chemotherapeutics try to keep cancer cells acidic as a way to kill the cancer. This is what causes many cancer patients to lose their hair and become sickly. Gdovin’s method is however more precise and can target just the tumour.
He has now begun to test the method on drug resistant cancer cells to make his therapy as strong as possible. He has also started to develop a nano particle that can be injected into the body to target metasized cancer cells.
Originally posted 2016-07-02 06:04:08. Republished by Blog Post Promoter