New cancer treatment ‘can eradicate tumours completely’

Scientists at the University of Glasgow wanted to develop a way to improve therapy that induces cancer-cell killing while also mitigating unwanted toxicity. 

Currently, most anti-cancer therapies (chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy) work by killing cancer cells through a process called apoptosis, which activates proteins called caspases, leading to cell death.

The new method of killing cancer cells – called Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD), and published today in Nature Cell Biology, led to the complete eradication of tumours in experimental models.

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