Bid to Cure Pancreatic Cancer Through Hunt for Humans with Strong Immune Systems

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Human versions of a cancer-immune “supermouse” are spearheading a multi-million pound research project aimed at finding a cure for one of the deadliest forms of the disease.

Scientists are to search for special individuals whose innate immune systems provide a powerful defence against cancer.

Their cancer resistance mirrors that of a mutant lab mouse that astonished researchers with its ability to shrug off aggressive cancers.

The bold plan is to use white blood cells from these people – who make up a tiny fraction of the population – to develop a potential cure for pancreatic cancer in the next four years.

The disease has one of the highest fatality rates of any cancer, with only 3.3% of patients surviving five years after diagnosis. Read more . . .


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