Mar 7, 2022

In Mice, a Potential New Treatment Eradicates Ovarian And Colorectal Cancer in Days

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An experimental new type of cancer treatment has yielded some impressive results in mice: the eradication of advanced-stage ovarian and colorectal cancer in the animals as little as six days.

The new therapy has only been tested in mice so far, so let’s not get too excited just yet. However, the early signs are promising, and human clinical trials could be underway by the end of the year.

The treatment involves tiny ‘drug factory’ beads that are implanted into the body and deliver a continuous, high dose of interleukin-2 (IL2) – a natural compound that enlists white blood cells in the fight against cancer.

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