SCIENTISTS claim they may have finally found the first complete cure for cancer. A small team of Israeli experts have said that they’ll be able to offer it within a year.
“We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” said Dan Aridor, from Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. “Our cancer cure will be effective from day one, will last a duration of a few weeks and will have no or minimal side-effects at a much lower cost than most other treatments on the market. “Our solution will be both generic and personal.” But, while they might have evidence their drug works in a year, it is likely patients would have to wait up to a decade to actually receive the treatment – if it’s proved to be safe and effective.
The treatment is called MuTaTo (multi-target toxin), and it works like an antibiotic for cancer.
Company CEP Dr Ilan Morad said his team started by looking at why other cancer-busting drugs and treatments don’t work, or eventually stop working. Then, they set about trying to find the solution. Most cancer drugs attack a specific target on, or in the cancer cell, Dr Morad explained. But Dr Morad claims MuTaTo “will not be affected by mutations” – because the treatment attacks three targets at a time.