Immune discovery may treat all cancers

A newly discovered part of our immune system could be harnessed to treat all cancers say scientist. The Cardiff University team discovered a method of killing prostrate breast lung and other cancers in lab test. The findings published in nature immunology have not been tested in patients but the researchers say they have enormous potential.

Experts said that although the work was still at the early stage it was very exciting so what have they found? Immune system is our bodies natural defence against infection but it also attacks cancerous cells.

The scientist were looking for unconventional and previously undiscovered ways the Muinn system naturally attacks tumours. What they found was a T-cell inside peoples blood. This is an immune cell that can scan the body to access whether there is a threat that needs to be eliminated. The difference is this one could attract a wider range of cancers there is a chance here to treat every patient researcher Professor Andrew Sewell well told the BBC.He added previously nobody believe this could be possible it raises the prospect of a one size fits all cancer treatment a single type of T-cell that could be capable of destroying many different types of cancers across the population.

How does it work

T cells have receptors on the surface that allow them to see at a chemical level the Cardiff team discovered a T-cell and its receptor that could find and kill a wide range of cancerous cells in the lab including. Long skin blood: breast bone prostrate ovarian kidney and cervical cancer cells crucially it with normal tissues untouched exactly how it does this is still being explored.

This particular T-cell receptor interacts with a module called MR1 which is on the surface of every cell in the human body. it is thought our one is flagging the distorted metabolism going on inside a cancerous cell to the immune system.  we are the 1st to describe a TESOL that fines are one in cancer cells that hasn’t been done before this is the first of its kind research fellow Gary Dolton told the BBC.

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