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April 14, 2008

Trojan Cancer Cells and Other Good News

Filed under: disease — patriciaholdenmd @ 9:31 am

This article makes me pleased. Living in the present, we can only hope that several advances in medical technology would be developed, and, with the promise of a treatment that might possibly eradicate cancer, it gives big hope to patients.

If you’re one of those people who watch Dr. Gregory House destroy just about any disease known to man on a week-to-week basis, then you’re a long-ways off. I’ve seen patients (in real life) just pass out from the pain. It’s a good thing that the American Association for Cancer Research have such dedicated individuals and groups, looking for the absolute cure.

Trojantec Ltd has invented a way to mask the Antennapedia treatment protein (p21) as a cancer cell, then, deliver a more efficient means to eradicate the tumors.

Christina Kousparou, Ph.D., head of research at Trojantec Ltd, said “intravenous treatment with p21 by this method brought the cancer cell growth and death cycle to a halt and slowed tumor growth. Mice given this protein also lived longer than a control group of animals.”

On the other hand, Imtiaz A. Siddiqui, Ph.D. may have just found a way to directly serve green tea to a tumor, helping in the prevention of a malignant growth. Though green tea testing results haven’t been spectacular, research green tea to cancer cell in the nanoparticle-level has shown the increased rate of cancer cell death and decreased its growth.

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