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Friday, 9 March 2007

Glasgow scientists may have made progress in combatting cancer

Like almost everyone else I'm sure, I have lost close family and friends to various forms of cancer over the years. So I was interested last evening (but too tired to blog about it then) to see that a team of scientists at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow think they have devised a promising new method for attacking cancer cells, making use of a chemical which in tests on mice 'caused cancer cells to "commit suicide"' and seems to be effective against several kinds of cancer cells - 'including bowel, cervical and bone cells'.

No doubt this is at a very early stage, but I do hope they and other scientists around the world can make real progress in the cancer in coming years.

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