Health and Welbeing
New method pitted to be effective in curing skin cancer
Monday, 12 March 2012
A new treatment of malignant skin cancer tested in Sweden has shown impressively promising results.
the extent that it has had metastases to go back, in some cases wiped
out completely, especially with regard to skin cancer melanoma,” says
Rolf Kiessling, professor of experimental oncology at Karolinska
Institutet and senior physician at Radiumhemmet, to radio Sweden.
people a year die from skin cancer in Sweden. The disease has long been
difficult to cure because it spreads rapidly in the body, but now
researchers have developed a new method that has high hopes of counter
it, reports radio Sweden.
By picking out
the non-functioning white blood cells from the body, activating them
and placing them again, scientists hope that the immune system of the
cancer sufferer will start functioning again. Cells, as part of the
immune system would normally attack the tumours formed in the body.
The method had
been developed in the United States and Israel. In Israel, about 70
patients were treated according to a research study. The method has
worked completely or partially, and some patients seem to have been
In Sweden so far only a few people have been tested for the cell therapy, but it is expected to n crease in the coming years.
By Scancomark.se Team