Researchers from the University’s Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute recently discovered how the protective barrier around pancreatic cancer cells functions.
The researchers then used a drug to break down this barrier, allowing the body’s own T-cells (which attack harmful cells in the body) to destroy the cancer.
Initial tests of this method yielded almost total elimination of the pancreatic cancer cells within a week. The researchers are hopeful that the method will be able to be used for other forms of cancer as well.
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