The new method of treatment can be applied to prostate cancer, breast, lung, skin, blood (leukemia), bones, ovaries, kidneys, cervix and colon, completely, after testing the new treatment in a laboratory and a number of patients.
This new treatment stimulates the immune system, which is the first line of defense and the basis against any infection to attack and completely eliminate cancer cells.
And Andrew Sewell, a member of the research team, said that the discovery raises the possibility of finding a single treatment method that is suitable for all types of cancer, through “one type of T cells in blood cells that are able to destroy many types of cancer without affecting healthy cells.”
The idea is to take a patient’s blood sample from cancer, then the T cells are extracted from the sample, genetically modified and reprogrammed in order to gain a future that is able to detect cancer. Modified cells are transplanted in abundant numbers in the laboratory, before being re-injected into the patient.
The new method has only been tested in animals and cells in the laboratory, so further tests are needed before human trials can begin.