Wednesday, March 28, 2012

One drug anti-CD47 antibody in treatment of all tumors

Anti-CD47 antibody may be the drug that will treat all tumors in the future according to the findings published in PNAS. CD47 are molecules that are present on the surface of the blood cells and that prevent immune system from destroying them. Tumors use this surface protein to avoid immune response, as well.

Although anti-CD47 antibody may provoke immune response against normal blood cells and decrease their numbers, on the other hand it has been shown that it is quite efficient in tackling tumors by provoking immune response against tumors and thus may represent a potential unique treatment of all types of tumors in the future.


http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/03/20/1121623109

http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/03/one-drug-to-shrink-all-tumors.html?ref=wp

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