Hope is on the way for cancer victims … in just two years from now a new vaccine will be in the market which will utilize our own defense system to fight cancer.
Existing drugs now attack the cancerous cells but this new ‘jab’ harnesses our power of our own immune system to stop the cancerous cells on its track. It encourages the immune system to seek out and destroy an enzyme called telomerase. Telomerase is found in large quantities in many cancer cells. Telomerase effectively makes these cells immortal, allowing them to live on when healthy cells would die. They are the ones that help ease the growth and spread of the tumour.
This new vaccine is an added tool for those who believe in using their own immune system to fight their tumour. They would have two ways (natural and medical), using the body’s system to cure themselves. This inspiring news, it is certainly an encouraging medical discovery!