New treatment could kill cancer cells like it's a common cold

  • Researchers are currently testing an idea at three US cancer centers, according to which cancer patients can cure themselves if they have their T-cells reprogrammed. 

    "This is absolutely one of the more exciting advances I've seen in cancer therapy in the last 20 years," a doctor at the University of Pennsylvania said. "We've entered into a whole new realm of medicine."

    The study has shown improvements in patients and the numbers sound quite encouraging. Reports suggest that patients experience flu like symptoms due to the treatment but that doesn't seem like a big deal. 

    The doctor mentioned that this development won't take very long and "this can progress really quite quickly."

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