Is this a bit too good to be true? One would like to think it will become possible:
Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine have discovered the first compound that directly makes cancer cells commit suicide while sparing healthy cells. The new treatment approach, described in today’s issue of Cancer Cell, was directed against acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells but may also have potential for attacking other types of cancers.
“We’re hopeful that the targeted compounds we’re developing will prove more effective than current anti-cancer therapies by directly causing cancer cells to self-destruct,” says Evripidis Gavathiotis, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry and of medicine and senior author of the study. “Ideally, our compounds would be combined with other treatments to kill cancer cells faster and more efficiently—and with fewer adverse effects, which are an all-too-common problem with standard chemotherapies.”
At this very moment, heart complications caused a few more tests to be done yesterday and changes made, it continues Monday, I’m not all that well. One of those tests was for diabetes, something I could do without thank you very much.
Add cancer to that and it would not be all that much fun. I don’t even wish cancer on Blair, Obama, Clinton or Hammond – I wish many other things on them but not that.
Let’s hope this new cancer treatment at Albert Einstein works out for all and that Big Pharma don’t get their paws on it.
Speaking of Big Pharma and attempts to get around it, what do you think of this?