Break-through in Cancer Research: Achilles' Heel of Cancer has been Found
British scientists claim to have found cancer's Achilles' heel. That is the crucial conclusion of years of their research on fighting the disease.
The immune system of the human body can be harnessed to successfully fight cancer, even when the disease has reached an advanced stage, scientists of the prestigious London University College claim in an official statement.
Even fast-mutating tumours such as lung cancer can be battled in the future. The immune system can basically recognise every cancer cell in a tumour and then destroy it, of this the scientists are convinced.
This so-called immunotherapy will in time replace the treatment of cancer through medication. Cancer cells vary immensely. By vaccinating the immune system, it can recognise and destroy all malignant cells. The first tests with patients will be done in two years.
How it works exactly is explained in this video: