Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine:

Injecting minute amounts of two immune-stimulating agents directly into solid tumors in mice can eliminate all traces of cancer in the animals, including distant, untreated metastases, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine:

Scientists are working on a two-part cancer treatment that’s showing real promise in mice.

In essence, when the two work together, it’s like busting good guys out of a bad prison.

Cancer is bad for the body and the body recognizes this.  Currently, T-cells charge off to try and rescue your body and get trapped and neutralized in the tumor.  What they seem to be saying is that injecting these agents into the tumor itself will ‘wake up’ the T-cells, strengthen them, and help them bust out of the tumor.  This gets rid of the first tumor and helps to boost the immune system against any further tumors in the future.

They tested this on rice with:

  • One tumor
  • Two tumors of the same kind in different places
  • A genetic mutation that caused multiple tumors of the same kind to show up randomly
  • Three tumors–two of the same kind and one of a different kind

The results seemed to be:

  • One tumor:  tumor regressed
  • Two tumors:  original treated tumor regressed and untreated tumor also regressed
  • Genetic mutation:  treated tumor regressed and  “…prevented the occurrence of future tumors”
  • Three tumors–two of the same kind and one of a different kind:  treated tumor and one of the same kind showed signs of regression.  Different kind of tumor remained unaltered and continued in its growth cycle.

Pros:

  • TUMOR REGRESSION!
  • TUMOR PREVENTION!
  • HALF OF THIS TREATMENT IS ALREADY AVAILABLE FOR HUMANS!
  • ARTICLE SAYS THIS HAS ‘GOOD BODYWIDE EFFECTS’!

Cons:

  • You have to have a tumor to treat the cancer.  This isn’t a preventative measure as ‘vaccine’ might have you imagine, but a medical treatment.
  • Your body has to already be fighting the cancer in order to work.  T-Cells have to infiltrate the tumor in order for the medicine to help (and I actually have no clue how long that takes)
  • The ‘bodywide effects’ aren’t really specified, only that they are good
  • The the two treatments don’t appear to be named
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