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Scientists Hope for Pain-Free Cancer Treatment
April 20, 2007, 2:45 pm
Filed under: Science

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have uncovered a breakthrough in cancer treatment.

A very preliminary study involving gene therapy for the treatment of cancer has discovered the possibility of pain-free chemotherapy. The revolutionary type of gene therapy (known as RNA interference and developed in 2002) allowed scientists to “silence” certain cancer-promoting genes within a tumor. This made cancer cells up to 10,000 times more sensitive to anti-cancer drugs! In addition, because scientists were able to specifically target cancer-promoting genes, significantly smaller doses of anti-cancer drugs were required for successful treatment.

Scientists believe that the more effective, low-dose cancer treatment will virtually eliminate the painful side effects commonly associated with chemotherapy.

Animal studies are now underway to see if the preliminary lab results can be replicated.

For the full story visit Red Orbit.

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Interesting stuff. We can find a cure for penis disfunction but not cancer. What year is this?

Comment by Team mangaKITTY

nice blog, well, thanx for posting

Comment by Siji

Awesome blog man. Yea, i want to be able to arouse myself for more then 3hrs! i don’t give a fuck about cancer, we’re all gonna die anyways, might as well make it fast and periodic.

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