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#1 User is offline   Liz 

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  Posted 29 January 2019 - 03:15 AM

A Cure For Cancer? Israeli Scientists Say They Think They Found One

“We believe we will offer in a year's time a complete cure for cancer."

The Jerusalem Post
By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman
January 28, 2019 23:14

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A small team of Israeli scientists think they might have found the first complete cure for cancer.

“We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” said Dan Aridor, of a new treatment being developed by his company, Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi), which was founded in 2000 in the ITEK incubator in the Weizmann Science Park. AEBi developed the SoAP platform, which provides functional leads to very difficult targets.

“Our cancer cure will be effective from day one, will last a duration of a few weeks and will have no or minimal side-effects at a much lower cost than most other treatments on the market,” Aridor said. “Our solution will be both generic and personal.”

It sounds fantastical, especially considering that an estimated 18.1 million new cancer cases are diagnosed worldwide each year, according to reports by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Further, every sixth death in the world is due to cancer, making it the second leading cause of death (second only to cardiovascular disease).

Aridor, chairman of the board of AEBi and CEO Dr. Ilan Morad, say their treatment, which they call MuTaTo (multi-target toxin) is essentially on the scale of a cancer antibiotic – a disruption technology of the highest order.

The potentially game-changing anti-cancer drug is based on SoAP technology, which belongs to the phage display group of technologies. It involves the introduction of DNA coding for a protein, such as an antibody, into a bacteriophage – a virus that infects bacteria. That protein is then displayed on the surface of the phage. Researchers can use these protein-displaying phages to screen for interactions with other proteins, DNA sequences and small molecules.

In 2018, a team of scientists won the Nobel Prize for their work on phage display in the directed evolution of new proteins – in particular, for the production of antibody therapeutics.

AEBi is doing something similar but with peptides, compounds of two or more amino acids linked in a chain. According to Morad, peptides have several advantages over antibodies, including that they are smaller, cheaper, and easier to produce and regulate.

When the company first started, Morad said, “We were doing what everyone else was doing, trying to discover individual novel peptides for specific cancers.” But shortly thereafter, Morad and his colleague, Dr. Hanan Itzhaki, decided they wanted to do something bigger.

To get started, Morad said they had to identify why other cancer-killing drugs and treatments don’t work or eventually fail. Then, they found a way to counter that effect.

For starters, most anti-cancer drugs attack a specific target on or in the cancer cell, he explained. Inhibiting the target usually affects a physiological pathway that promotes cancer. Mutations in the targets – or downstream in their physiological pathways – could make the targets not relevant to the cancer nature of the cell, and hence the drug attacking it is rendered ineffective.

In contrast, MuTaTo is using a combination of several cancer-targeting peptides for each cancer cell at the same time, combined with a strong peptide toxin that would kill cancer cells specifically. By using at least three targeting peptides on the same structure with a strong toxin, Morad said, “we made sure that the treatment will not be affected by mutations; cancer cells can mutate in such a way that targeted receptors are dropped by the cancer.”

“The probability of having multiple mutations that would modify all targeted receptors simultaneously decreases dramatically with the number of targets used,” Morad continued. “Instead of attacking receptors one at a time, we attack receptors three at a time – not even cancer can mutate three receptors at the same time.”

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 05:55 AM

Interesting. And this is all selective for only cancer cells? What if it also affects healthy cells?
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 07:36 AM

View Postzurg, on 29 January 2019 - 05:55 AM, said:

Interesting. And this is all selective for only cancer cells? What if it also affects healthy cells?

I've been through chemo several times. And I can tell you, it just wants to kill something. It doesn't care whether it's you or the cancer. And if you can live through the treatment--then it won't be you. But sometimes (like now) the cancer lives through it too.
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 08:30 AM

God Almighty, please let this be for real. To many good people have been lost to this.
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 09:11 AM

View PostWag-a-Muffin (D), on 29 January 2019 - 07:36 AM, said:

I've been through chemo several times. And I can tell you, it just wants to kill something. It doesn't care whether it's you or the cancer. And if you can live through the treatment--then it won't be you. But sometimes (like now) the cancer lives through it too.


As I understand chemo is like an atom bomb. This sounds more like a laser. . .
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 10:16 AM

View PostLiz, on 29 January 2019 - 03:15 AM, said:

“Our cancer cure will be effective from day one, will last a duration of a few weeks and will have no or minimal side-effects at a much lower cost than most other treatments on the market,” Aridor said.


The "cure" only lasts a few weeks? Or does that mean the treatment takes a few weeks?
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 10:26 AM

View PostWag-a-Muffin (D), on 29 January 2019 - 07:36 AM, said:

I've been through chemo several times. And I can tell you, it just wants to kill something. It doesn't care whether it's you or the cancer. And if you can live through the treatment--then it won't be you. But sometimes (like now) the cancer lives through it too.


Yeah, that's what sucks about chemo. Like an old cartoon: "Kill them all, let god sort it out."

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But sometimes (like now) the cancer lives through it too.


Is that to say that you're in a particular situation? Prayer can help. Miracles CAN happen. May I add you to our local church's "prayer list"?
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 12:35 PM

View PostDean Adam Smithee, on 29 January 2019 - 10:26 AM, said:

Yeah, that's what sucks about chemo. Like an old cartoon: "Kill them all, let god sort it out."



Is that to say that you're in a particular situation? Prayer can help. Miracles CAN happen. May I add you to our local church's "prayer list"?

I am happy to accept prayers from all sources. Yes. At the moment I am being treated for Stage Four cancer with oral chemo (on 3 weeks, off 1.) Since I thought I was going to die in 2015 (pneumonia and a fluid filled lung) I'm thankful that I'm still around. (Slower, but still here.)
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 01:09 PM

Too bad for the anti-Israel "boycott, divest, sanction" folks though.
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 01:13 PM

View PostBubbajoebob, on 29 January 2019 - 01:09 PM, said:

Too bad for the anti-Israel "boycott, divest, sanction" folks though.

Didn't you read the comments. A bunch of people are swearing that the Israeli scientists stole the idea from the Palestinians. :hairpull:
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 01:31 PM

View PostWag-a-Muffin (D), on 29 January 2019 - 12:35 PM, said:

I am happy to accept prayers from all sources. Yes. At the moment I am being treated for Stage Four cancer with oral chemo (on 3 weeks, off 1.) Since I thought I was going to die in 2015 (pneumonia and a fluid filled lung) I'm thankful that I'm still around. (Slower, but still here.)


On my list hon. Stay strong, and yeah, miracles do happen. I should know, I am living proof.

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 01:33 PM

View PostBubbajoebob, on 29 January 2019 - 01:09 PM, said:

Too bad for the anti-Israel "boycott, divest, sanction" folks though.


I have an idea, they should refuse any Israeli based treatments or medications for any and all diseases or conditions no matter what. Same thing for their families or loved ones. Then again knowing Israel, they will share it with anyone who needs it, include nations trying to cut their throats.

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 03:06 PM

View PostWag-a-Muffin (D), on 29 January 2019 - 12:35 PM, said:

I am happy to accept prayers from all sources. Yes.


Then you just now got one.

:2up:

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 04:43 PM

It will never see the light of day.

The evil powers that be won't allow it.

Ever.

There is no profit in any cure, only in expensive treatments that will kill you long before cancer or any other disease ever will.

These scientists will be harassed and sued out of existence and/or turn up dead very soon like all of the rest before them who have claimed to have found a real cure.

Not trying to wreck anyone's hope, but this is the cruel reality of it.

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Posted 29 January 2019 - 04:56 PM

View PostRock N, on 29 January 2019 - 04:43 PM, said:

It will never see the light of day.

The evil powers that be won't allow it.

Ever.

There is no profit in any cure, only in expensive treatments that will kill you long before cancer or any other disease ever will.

These scientists will be harassed and sued out of existence and/or turn up dead very soon like all of the rest before them who have claimed to have found a real cure.

Not trying to wreck anyone's hope, but this is the cruel reality of it.


I disagree. Maybe.

Two powers at work: BIG Pharma, who wants to sell cures for a gazillion dollars, versus BIG healthcare who doesn't want to pay for it. Let's see who wins. What else can you do?

As someone once said, "When elephants battle, it's the ants who get stomped on".
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 05:15 PM

View PostMontyPython, on 29 January 2019 - 03:06 PM, said:

Then you just now got one.

:2up:



And another. :thumbsup:

My wife has fought three cancers (breast, thyroid and Multiple Myeloma), all primary, in the last four years.

She's winning, and so can you!

Prayer works.
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 05:45 PM

View PostWag-a-Muffin (D), on 29 January 2019 - 12:35 PM, said:

I am happy to accept prayers from all sources. Yes. At the moment I am being treated for Stage Four cancer with oral chemo (on 3 weeks, off 1.) Since I thought I was going to die in 2015 (pneumonia and a fluid filled lung) I'm thankful that I'm still around. (Slower, but still here.)


Pneumonia and fluid-filled lungs is bad enough on it's own even without cancer.

You're DEFINITELY on the prayer list.

Does Prayer "work"???

As a Christian, I'm inclined to say "yes". I've seen things with my own eyes that I can't explain otherwise.

As a semi-professional in the world of psychology, I'm inclined to say "yes". For lack of a better word, I think there is a "MORE" out there. I can't describe it. I can't define it. But I KNOW it's out there. Carl Jung called it the "Collective Subconscious". However imperfect, he may have been on the right track. There is a "something"
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