Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle explain this treatment further.
Stem cell treatment is a better, non-toxic alternative. Bone marrow stem cells are combined with MGMT, leaving the healthy cells protected from the chemotherapy and the cancer cells were the ones being targeted.
In a small trial, three patients were tested with this treatment. Two survived on average twenty two months. The third is alive with no signs of cancer progression for three years.
The stem cell treatment needs to be tested on more patients, but the outcome is looking good. To read the article, click the link below:
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