LIFESTYLE & HEALTH

Scientists Claim They May Have A Possible Cure For Cancer In A Matter Of Months

January 31, 2019 15:51

A group of Israeli scientists are optimistic that they have found a cure for cancer. 

Dan Aridor, chairman of the board at Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd, told The Jerusalem Post that he believed a new treatment being developed by his company will offer a complete cure for cancer within a year. 

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He revealed that this cure will be very effective. The treatment will last a few weeks, he said, adding that it will have minimal, side-effects or none, and it is not as expensive as other treatments in the market. 

This does sound too good to be true but Aridor and the CEO of AEBi, Dr. Ilan Morad, have a lot of faith in this treatment, which is called 'MuTaTo' (multi-target toxin). This is basically some type of cancer antibiotic.

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The anti-cancer drug is based on SoAP technology, whereby a DNA coding for a protein is introduced into a bacteriophage - a virus which infects bacteria. The protein is then displayed on the surface of the phage. Researchers would then screen these for interactions with other protains and small molecules.

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This is similar to what AEBi is doing, except that they are working with peptides rather than phages. According to Morad, peptides are smaller, cheaper and easier to produce.

While this sounds like really good news, there is still some skepticim among other scientists. Len Lichtenfeld, MD, ACS chief medical officer, said that the AEBi theory is yet to be proven as an effective treatment or cure for cancer.

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Lichtenfeld explained that, while the hope is always for new breakthroughs and advancement that would help in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, it is also important to proceed with caution. He mentioned that he supports and hopes that the approach is successful, but getting the treatment to people can be a complicated journey.

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With these views, it seems like all we can do is wait and see. If AEBi is successful, then it's only a matter of time before we witness the fruition of their plans.

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