University of Huddersfield

Cancer treatment breakthrough

Treatments for cancer such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy usually have side effects, which could include healthy cells being destroyed as well as cancerous cells.

However, researchers at the University of Huddersfield have developed a potentially revolutionary technique that allows cancer cells to be destroyed while leaving healthy ones unaffected.

The research, which focused on the unique properties of a protein named Cluster of Differentiation (CD40), is in its early stages, but in the next couple of years, it is hoped it can be taken through to clinical trials, before being potentially approved for patients.

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