New research out of the Institute of Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle, Washington sheds a new light on how scientists can more effectively fight cancerous cells. The new research shows that for years scientists have been attempting to devise a treatment to cause the death of cancer cells but in fact, they may have been unknowingly causing the cancer cells to spread. The new study, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, found that scientists could resolve this tumor growth paradox by targeting the resolvins within the tumor instead. This finding could have a very large impact on enhancing cancer treatments, including mesothelioma.
The researchers found that when the cancerous cell itself is attacked, there is a “cellular debris” that is left behind. The cellular waste triggers an inflammation response which tricks the body into rapidly producing more cancerous cells. However, targeting the resolvins blocked the debris creating tumor growth as well as blocking the cancerous cells from spreading.
One of the head researchers of the study Dr. Huang when interviewed by Medical News Today, stated, “In brief, we learn that when it comes to cancer therapy: Thou shall not kill — or kill gently and remove dead bodies immediately.” Huang continued, “Targeting the resolvin pathways provides an entirely new, non-toxic, and non-immunosuppressive approach to cancer therapy.”
The new findings provide hope for better enhancements for all cancer treatment protocols, including mesothelioma and other asbestos related cancers.
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