UK scientists make a breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy

Scientists at the University College London (UCL) in the UK believe they have made a major breakthrough in discovering a method that uses the body’s immune system to kill cancer.

Researchers believe that this discovery, although still need to be tested on patients, could form the backbone of new cancer treatments.

According to Devan Moodley, Medical Oncologist at Wits University –Donald Gordon Medical Centre, this discovery is very promising and described it as being like opening a Pandora box of therapies.

Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:

Cancer immunotherapy is something that’s being used for a very long time, probably since the 1940’s

Devan Moodley, Medical Oncologist at Wits University

The principle was to harness the immune system to get the immune system to do the work in terms of clearing the cancer in the body.

Devan Moodley, Medical Oncologist at Wits University

We have discovered ways to unmask the clogging of the cancer cells

Devan Moodley, Medical Oncologist at Wits University

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