Cytological specimen showing cervical cancer. Image: National Cancer Institute / Wikimedia Commons
Fighting cancer cells from within - health short science news

A new cancer drug invades cancer cells and kills them. This new concept has shown promise in patients with six different cancer types.

In patients with advanced, drug-resistant cancers, over a quarter with cervical and bladder tumours, and nearly 15 per cent with ovarian and lung tumours, responded to the new treatment. Results have allowed to move the drug forward to phase II clinical testing, to test it at a larger scale in more patients.

This is an especially hopeful development for patients whose cancers do not respond to regular drug treatment.

Read the full story: The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR)
Scientific publication: The Lancet Oncology