New cancer treatment which can kill off tumors in just two hours has been developed. The remarkable technique is non-invasive and requires just a single jab and a beam of light.
A new cancer treatment has been developed that can kill off tumors in just two hours. The remarkable technique is non-invasive and requires just a single jab and a beam of light.
Biologist Professor Matthew Gdovin tested his newly patented method against triple negative breast cancer, one of the most aggressive types of cancer and most difficult to cure.
The new treatment involves injecting a chemical, nitrobenzaldehyde, into the tumor and allowing it to diffuse into the tissue.
Prof Gdovin then aims a beam of ultraviolet light at the cancerous cells causing them to become very acidic and, essentially, commit suicide.
It may be of particular help for patients with inoperable or hard to reach growths, as well as young children stricken with the disease, a study shows. In experiments on mice he was able to stop the tumor from growing and double their chances of survival after just one treatment in the laboratory.