Stem Cell Technologies and Cancer Treatment
The use of stem cells and other cell sources to treat many of the diseases that plague humanity is making progress on a daily basis. Scientists have been working for many years to create new cures and treatments for cancer patients with a variety of different approaches. They have achieved some success in developing drugs that inhibit cancer cells from growing, but it is still not clear how these drugs will perform against tumors that are already growing.
In addition to using advanced techniques and new approaches to the problem of treating and fighting cancer, scientists are also developing new ways to prevent cancer from occurring in the first place. In other words, they are trying to figure out ways to keep cancer at bay and how to cure or prevent it. This article will discuss what is currently known about the best way to prevent and treat cancers through the use of various types of stem cell therapies.
One of the most promising approaches to preventing cancer is the development of vaccines and medications that can be used to kill cancerous cells. By combining a vaccine with an anti-cancer drug, doctors hope to reduce the chance of a patient getting cancer in the future. Scientists have been looking at the human immune system as a potential vehicle for the delivery of such drugs, but have yet to discover how exactly this approach works.
Another approach to the prevention of cancer is the use of drugs that attack the DNA strands that form the core of cancer cells. These drugs can either be taken by the patient orally, injected directly into the tumor or combined with radiation. Although these drugs are currently under development, it is not clear how well they will perform against cancer cells. Some of these drugs may actually make the disease worse.
There are also a number of new approaches being tested that use stem cells from other areas of the body to treat cancer. For instance, it has been shown that stem cells taken from the bone marrow can stop tumors in their tracks when used to destroy cancerous cells. This type of treatment is not yet used in all cases but there are some promising results being reported.
In order to find the best possible treatment for a specific type of cancer, patients need to carefully evaluate their options, both surgical and non-surgical. As scientists continue to develop better methods for preventing and treating the various types of cancers, patients can expect to be able to choose the most appropriate form of cancer treatment for them.