Life-changing treatment destroys advanced cancers in just a few days

Researchers at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have found a new combination treatment that can eradicate advanced-stage mesothelioma tumors in mice in just a few days. The treatment combines Rice’s cytokine “drug factory” implants and a checkpoint inhibitor drug.

The study, published in Clinical Cancer Research, demonstrates the success of the drug-factory technology invented in the lab of Rice bioengineer Omid Veiseh.

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that occurs in the tissue linings that surround and protect internal organs. It is usually caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos, which leads to damage and changes in the cells that line the lungs, abdomen, or heart. It is an aggressive malignancy that is very hard to treat completely by surgical resection. In other words, there is often residual disease that is left behind.

Read Full Article

Leave a Reply