Cancer is a terrible illness that touches the lives of so many people, chances are that you could easily think of one person in your family that’s been affected by the disease in one way or another. (webmd) Currently I’ve got a family member who’s dealing with the disease, fighting it with all that she’s got and making every day count, if there were some way to magically cure them of this terrible ailment there’s nobody who wouldn’t want to pull it off, as I’m sure is the sentiment of every family that’s been touched by cancer. (sott) There have been breakthroughs over the years, no complete cure has surfaced as of this time but the achievements that have been reached are no less astounding, using a massive dose of the measles vaccine in order to remove cancer from a woman’s body was awesome but not quite a cure. (usatoday) Society can’t wait for a cure, we’re so desperate for a cure that we pour money into research each year in the hopes of at least finding a surefire way to stop the spread of the disease and eventually kill it off completely, and it seems as if we may finally be getting close. (dailymail)
Rice University developed a therapy two years ago that has been showing quite a bit of promise in the treatment of cancers that have been resistant to drugs in the hopes that it may be able to finally find a way to kill the disease in patients. (rice) The new treatment is called quadrapeutics, it’s able to seek out and kill cancer cells while avoiding any harm to the surrounding non cancer cells, while testing mice that had seriously drug resistant strains of cancer the new method worked so well that it only took between two and six percent of the normal drugs and x-rays required to treat the cancers. (iflscience) Not only that, but the tumors on the mice were gone from the mice within one week of treatment while the surrounding tissues remained healthy, which is an amazing sign for the future. (hngn) This is a very promising breakthrough in the fight against one of the most hated and most deadly ailments to ever affect humanity, hopefully this one can stick. With all of the advances in science and medicine in recent years it’s just a matter of time before something finally achieves the desired results, until then we’ll just have to keep fighting along with those who are dealing with this disease.