Nov 9, 2011

Researchers at the University of Sheffield are using magnetic particles to develop a prostate cancer treatment that would help the body's own cells kill tumours.

They say it would be particularly effective for the most advanced forms of the disease for which there are few drugs available.

Unlike chemotherapy and radiotherapy, the treatment can kill cancerous cells without harming healthy tissue - which is what causes side effects such as extreme tiredness, nausea and hair loss.

When prostate cancer develops some of the white blood cells, called macrophages, .... BNN
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