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Cancer-fighting bacteria

15 Nov Cancer-fighting bacteria

Currently, cancer treatments focus on chemiotherapy or radiotherapy but those methods kill both bad and good cells.

In search for a new solution that could only focus on the bad cells, researchers are now developping bacterial treatments.

Solutions like directly injecting tumors with bacteria  or genetically modify the bacteria so that it attacks only the tumor are being discussed.

Of course, curing cancer with only the bacterial treatment seems less likely, but a combinaison of this treatment and chemio or radio would increase the chances, researchers say.

One example on brain cancer, see the video below:

More information here:

http://news.mit.edu/2016/cancer-fighting-bacteria-0720

http://time.com/3107896/bacteria-cancer-tumor/

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/publications/promise_progress/promise__progress___a_spectrum_of_achievements/cancer_fighting_bacteria

http://www.newsweek.com/2015/07/31/programming-bacteria-kill-cancer-cells-355474.html

https://gizmodo.com/an-innovative-new-cancer-therapy-hijacks-bacteria-to-fi-1792136484