PROMISING NEW CANCER THERAPY MAY BE SUPERIOR TO CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION THERAPY Albuquerque dentist
A research team at the University of Glasgow in the UK has developed a promising therapy that may be superior to chemotherapy and radiation therapy in killing cancer cells. Besides the fact that chemo and radiation is often ineffective, those treatments have many side effects that are often debilitating. The Glasgow therapy may be more effective that those treatments, as well as avoiding most of the side effects they produce.
The new treatment, called caspase-independent cell death (CICD) was about 100% effective in killing colorectal cells in lab studies. CICD kills the cells through a process called mitochondrial outer membrane permeabilization (MOMP), The CICD kills the cells by destroying the cell membranes in the cancer, and cells that escape are often destroyed by a sensitized immune system brought about by the treatment.
Further studies are warranted, since the results were produced in lab studies, but the potential for cancer eradication is very exciting.
An article in MedicalNewsToday.com on this study can be read by clicking here.
At Clark Family Dental we welcome any research that has the potential to cure cancer, and look forward to future studies in this vein. We care about your health.
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