Virus particles with the ability to detonate cancerous cells have now been developed in Ottawa. It has been claimed by a team of researchers from Ottawa Hospital Research Institute that the leukemia cells are exploded by the virus-based treated just akin to popcorn.
Blood Cancer Journal has published the latest study. The journal is associated with journal Nature. The study showed promising results from the treatment in mice.
The cure rate was noted at 60% and the treatment was safe. In the coming two years, it could even be experimented in clinical trials recruiting humans.
It has been told that the cure is an engineered virus micro-particle. Leukemia cells are attacked by the same and in less than a day of an injection, the cancer cell membranes tend to compromise.
While the cell membranes worsen, the cells of the tumour are blown up.
The team was delighted that almost 80% of the experimental mice population could survive for a long period, the report concluded.
"When the immune system sees these cells, it gets rid of the debris. It forms an immune response. If new cancer cells grow, the immune system recognizes them and kills them", Conrad was quoted as saying.
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