This is an incredibly important development:
Australian scientists have developed a “trojan horse” therapy to combat cancer, using a bacterially-derived nano cell to penetrate and disarm the cancer cell before a second nano cell kills it with chemotherapy drugs.
The “trojan horse” therapy has the potential to directly target cancer cells with chemotherapy, rather than the current treatment that sees chemotherapy drugs injected into a cancer patient and attacking both cancer and healthy cells.
Sydney scientists Dr Jennifer MacDiarmid and Dr Himanshu Brahmbhatt, who formed EnGenelC Pty Ltd in 2001, said they had achieved 100 percent survival in mice with human cancer cells by using the “trojan horse” therapy in the past two years.
Read the article for all the details on how this works, if you're interested.
I think this is an incredible breakthrough, and I truly hope these people succeed in the upcoming human trials. Think about how many families are affected in some way by cancer…to develop a 100% effective treatment is truly amazing, and could save literally millions of lives every year.
One last note – from a read-through of this article, I don't see any mention of state-controlled health care being responsible for this new treatment. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, this research is taking place solely in the private sector from independent companies.
There's my two cents.