HIV As Cancer Remedy Found

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Initial tests have shown that the HIV virus can be afraid of being a cancer treatment that can reduce not only help them heal, but even the most common form of leukemia.

The Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, led by Dr. Carl June, experimented with using a version of the harmless virus HIV in combination with genetically modified cells of white blood as a new way to fight against cancer . The cells were taken from patients are modified with new genes that make them target cancer cells, and because they multiply when injected, they will act as a small army inside the body.

Preliminary results surprised the research team. Modification of the cell acted as a serial murderer, for example, and kill cancer cells in two patients who were reduced to 70% in the third quarter. No less than five books of the tumor cells are lost per patient. And as an added bonus, the modified cells, which remain in the body of the patient was seen to activate a new and kill cancer cells, up to 12 months after being injected.

This is a breakthrough in the treatment of leukemia compared to traditional methods, such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy have side effects and complications. With a newly discovered process, a single modified cells are white blood cells of another job. And 'certainly good news for patients with leukemia that the disease has killed hundreds of thousands of adults and children each year.


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