Scientists are claiming to have created a cowpox style virus which is able to cure cancer. The treatment is called CF33 which is developed under the supervision of US-based cancer expert Professor Yuman Fong.
According to reports, the newly created virus is able to eliminate every type of cancer cell in a Petrie dish. The virus has also reportedly shrunken tumors size in mice. The treatment is developed at Imugene, an Australian biotech company. Scientists are hopeful that they will be able to test the virus on patients of breast cancer, lung cancer, gastric cancer, bowel cancer, and bladder cancer next year. It is still too early to determine the time frame within which the CF33 treatment will be widely available.
However, Professor Fong says positive results on mice do not guarantee that the CF33 treatment will have the same results on human beings too. Past experiments have revealed that different types of viruses have cured various cancers. For instance, brain cancer was cured by a virus that causes the common cold. Imlygic or T-Vec, a type of cold sore virus, cured melanoma, a type of skin cancer.
The newly created virus will be introduced into the tumors of cancer patients through injection. The virus will infect the cancer cells causing them to explode. The immune system will then become aware of any other cancer cells in the body. Any existing cancer cells will be destroyed by the immune system.
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17 November, 2019