Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SMAC Mimetics

Ottawa researchers find


I sent the link and they removed it so I sent another one to look up to read.
Anyway if they take it off again just look up SMAC MIMETIC.

Ottawa researchers say they’ve found a combination of experimental therapies that kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue.
The researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) combined a therapy that targets cancer-causing genes, called SMAC Mimetics, with a live virus or non-viral immune stimulators to create a new tumour-killing therapy.
“I firmly believe that it’s not a matter of ‘if’ this will help cancer patients — but ‘when’ this therapy becomes a standard of care,” researcher Robert Korneluk said in a press release. “The results of our combination exceeded expectations — and furthermore, no harm was done to the surrounding healthy tissue when we eradicated tumours.”
In some cases, tumours required 10,000-times less virus to kill a cancer cell when a SMAC mimetic was added, the study found.
Korneluk said the next step will be using the therapy in clinical trials as soon as possible.
The research was published Monday in the journal Nature Biotechnology.


George said...

It would be wonderful if this therapy works as well as the researchers hope.

A Lady's Life said...

George so do I. These cells seem to mutate faster than you can sneeze .Needs something equally as aggressive.Did you know that there are only so many colds one can get and after that your body can fight colds.it must be the same with the cancer cells.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Happy Beautiful Saturday to a beautiful spirit!
You are loved and thought of often!

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks butterfly

Have a great day!