Teaching Bacteria to Tell Cancer Cells to Stop Spreading
University of Missouri scientists have revealed in the journal PLOS ONE a common molecule found in some bacteria that’s vital to communication between bacteria cells could be used to prevent cancer cells from metastasizing. In their tests, the research team introduced O-DDHSL communication molecules to pancreatic cancer cells and found that the cancer cells did not migrate and even began to die. When an efficient delivery method for these molecules can be found for human trials, this new research could lead to improvements in cancer treatments.
Modified Vitamin D Shows Promise as Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer
In other cancer-related work, Salk Institute researchers report in Cell that a synthetic form of vitamin D weakened the exterior of pancreatic cancer cells, thus making those cells more vulnerable to established cancer treatments. Typically, tumors have inflamed and dense exteriors as a result of the repair mechanism known as fibrosis. By weakening difficult to treat pancreatic cancer cells using a modified form of vitamin D, however, the hope is that this research will lead to new ways to attack other cancer types, such as lung, liver, and kidney
Cuanto le queda a la cura del cancer con tantos frentes prometedores abiertos?
5 o 10 años?