A major scientific and medical achievement that succeeds in killing cancer cells
Scientists have come up with a new and advanced treatment technology that targets cancer cells in the body without affecting the healthy cells around.
The scientists responsible for the research confirmed that this technology has already been used on mice, and can be used on humans as soon as possible, and possibly within the next two years. The scientists pointed out that the mice with cancer that received the treatment doubled their life expectancy, and that their survival rate increased by 30 percent compared to other mice that were sick and did not receive this treatment.
According to the British newspaper (The Independent), this treatment is successful in killing cancer cells in the body with great precision, using an advanced technique that depends on DNA modification.
Professor Dan Beer, a cancer expert at Tel Aviv University, said that the new treatment has no side effects on patients, and said that the cancer cell that is killed by the treatment will not be activated again as it will be completely eliminated.
He said that this method will contribute to increasing the life expectancy of cancer patients, and we hope that one day we will find a cure for this disease completely using this treatment.
Scientists from Tel Aviv, New York and Harvard universities participated in the research published in the journal Science Advances, and they indicated that this is the first time that the CRISPR technology is used to modify DNA, which works by cutting a piece of DNA in a form. Effective for treating cancer.
Professor Dan Bear explained that the use of this technique will take place within 3 sessions during which the cancerous tumor can be destroyed, as the new technique can cut the DNA in the cancer cell, making it unable to function again and will not survive the treatment.
He said that this technology needs to be further developed in order to be used on humans, as the study that was conducted to prove its effectiveness in killing cancer cells and making them unable to function again.