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Drug gets body cells to ‘eat and destroy’ cancer

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Scientists have designed a special type of drug that helps the body eat and destroy cancerous cells.

The treatment boosts the action of white blood cells, called macrophages, that the immune system uses to gobble up unwanted invaders. Tests in mice showed the therapy worked for aggressive breast and skin tumours, Nature Biomedical Engineering journal reports.

The US team behind the study hope to begin human trials within a few years. Read more.

Published by July 3, 2018 by BBC News


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