Great discovery: The human body can destroy cancer cells itself!
Using the mini-molecules, we managed to overcome the obstacles to activate the TRAIL protein, which allows the body to fight against the tumor as if it immunity was completely healthy – told the oncologist Wafik El-Deiry from the University of Pennsylvania.
Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania came up with the revolutionary discovery that shows that our body is able to overcome the cancer itself. Scientists have isolated a protein called TRAIL, which, according to them, helps the immune system to suppress the growth and development of tumors in the body. Because this protein is part of the human immune system, it is not toxic and does not adversely affect health, such as chemotherapy or radiation.
If the affected area by cancer is treated with a certain amount of molecules TIC10, it is activated the gene for TRAIL protein and, with conventional treatment for cancer or without, it helps the immune system to fight the malignant cells. What is particularly important about this discovery is that TIC10 molecules are small enough to be able to overcome the blood brain barrier and cross the blood directly into the tumor affected part of the brain, which was not possible until now.
– At the beginning of the study we could not imagine that this molecule could help treat brain cancer, so this is really a great discovery for us – said the chief researcher, oncologist Wafik El-Deiry from the University of Pennsylvania.
Another positive aspect of this discovery is that TIC10 does not activate gene TRAIL only in cancer cells, but also in those of the surrounding, which at first sight look healthier.
– I am very surprised and impressed with what we managed to achieve. Using the mini-molecules, we managed to overcome the obstacles to activate the TRAIL protein, which allows the body to fight against the tumor as if the immunity was completely healthy – said the scientist.