Israeli Scientists Claim They’re On The Path To A Cure For Cancer

Israeli Scientists Claim They’re On The Path To A Cure For Cancer

It doesn’t seem possible. But they say it’s true. A small team of Israeli scientists is telling the world they will have the first “complete cure” for cancer within a year, The Jerusalem Post reported on Monday. And not only that, but they claim it will be brief, cheap and effective and will have no or minimal side-effects.

“We believe we will offer in a year’s time a complete cure for cancer,” said Dan Aridor, chairman of the board of Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi), a company founded in 2000 in the ITEK incubator in the Kiryat Weizmann Science Park in Ness Ziona, Israel, just north of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. A development-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in discovery and development of therapeutic peptides, AEBi developed the SoAP platform, a combinatorial biology screening platform technology, which provides functional leads—agonist, antagonist, inhibitor, etc.—to very difficult targets.

“The treatment, which the firm calls the MuTaTo (Multi-Target Toxin), is a family of  molecules armed with peptides that have the ability to interact with a wide variety of proteins expressed by the cancer cells,” The Times of Israel reported. “Rather than just targeting one kind of protein, the molecules have the ability to target a number of proteins at the same time, said Morad. ‘We create a multiple attack on cancer,’ he said.”

And Morad stuck behind his claims, telling The Times or Israel that the results of the pre-clinical trials were “’very good,’ showing that the molecules have the ability to kill cancer cells, targeting only them and not other healthy cells. ‘The effect is specific to the cancer cells, leaving out other non-cancer cells, so the side effects will be much less. It will have side effects at the level of ibuprofen or a common aspirin.’”

Still skepticism was high among those in the know. Weighing in on behalf of the American Cancer Society (ACS) on his blog, “A Cure For Cancer? Not So Fast,” Len Lichtenfeld, MD, ACS chief medical officer cautioned: “…it goes without saying, we all share the aspirational hope that they are correct. Unfortunately, we must be aware that this is far from proven as an effective treatment for people with cancer, let alone a cure.”

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For over 10 years I have asked people what is the only thing that can destroy the American Cancer Society?  It takes about 10-15 seconds then everyone gets the right answer with an uncomfortable look on their face, they say “A cure for cancer”.  I tell them that is right.

Whether this is a cure or not time will tell, but when a cure comes the ACS and oncologists and many others who will lose their jobs will react the same way the ACS has to this.  In fact there is an article about scientists mad about the announcement.

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