Scientists have created a method to destroy cells of brain cancer. It comes to glioblastoma, one of the most common tumors of the nervous system. According to statistics, only 30% of people after diagnosis live more than two years. Even surgical removal of the tumor in most cases only postpones the outcome of the disease.
Researchers from the University of North Carolina have developed a technique to turn skin cells into stem cells. This cell culture circulates in the blood and finds a cancerous tumor. The use of stem cells in combination with conventional therapy, scientists believe, should reduce the frequency of recurrence of brain cancer.
The experiment with laboratory mice showed that the modified skin fibroblasts increase the lifespan of animals with glioblastoma 220%. Especially technology has proved effective in the early stages of cancer.