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#1 Crisp

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:31

Cancer - A cure just got closer thanks to a tiny British company - and the result could change lives of millions

A revolution is brewing on an English business park as scientists harness our natural-born killers – the T cells – to target malign tumours

A single-storey workshop on a nondescript business park in Oxfordshire is not the sort of place where you would expect scientific revolutions to take place. But behind the white-painted walls of this small start-up company, scientists are talking about the impossible – a potential cure for cancer.

For the past 20 years, the former academics who set up Immunocore have worked hard on realising their dream of developing a totally new approach to cancer treatment, and finally it looks as if their endeavours are beginning to pay off. In the past three weeks, the company has signed contracts with two of the biggest players in the pharmaceuticals industry which could lead to hundreds of millions of pounds flowing into the firm's unique research on cancer immunotherapy – using the body's own immune system to fight tumour cells.

Immunocore is probably the only company in the world that has developed a way of harnessing the power of the immune system's natural-born killer cells: the T-cells of the blood which nature has designed over millions of years of evolution to seek out and kill invading pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria. T-cells are not nearly as good at finding and killing cancer cells, but the hard-nosed executives of the drugs industry – who are notoriously cautious when it comes to investments – believe Immunocore may have found a way around this so that cancer patients in future are able to fend off their disease with their own immune defences.

 

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:33

I'll believe it when I see it. Hopefully it won't turn us into vampires or zombies as a side effect.



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:34

I'll believe it when I see it. Hopefully it won't turn us into vampires or zombies as a side effect.

 

T-cells... lets hope it doesn't turn into a T-virus... :|



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:36

Whatever happened to the idea of cancer cells with modified sugar and making them assplode, no, just quickly die? Too many cures have been found recently, I wager...



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 22:07

You can count on the AMA/FDA to shoot it down.

 

They've been suppressing 'cures' for many decades.