Brain Cancer: Unexpected Treatment


Brain cancer is a terrible disease. It’s unfortunate for everyone involved. Tumors happen when abnormal cells form within the brain. They can be malignant or cancerous tumors and benign tumors. The treatments for this disease are various, depending on the position of a tumor. The most common options are surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy.

The neuroscientist at Duke University discovered a brilliant yet unexpected treatment for the deadliest type of brain cancer. This treatment may not be perfect but could help turn one year into four. That is priceless for the patient and his family.

The secret of this treatment is the polio virus. This virus is composed of an RNA genome and a protein capsid. Poliovirus infects human cells by binding to an immunoglobulin-like receptor on the cell surface. The FDA has accelerated the development of the polio virus as a means to treat brain cancer.

How does it work?

As it is known, polio originally gives a muscle paralysis. The polio is an inactivated version, so there’s no worry of having polio and brain cancer. In this case, the polio is bait. The neuroscientist modified polio and use it to  stimulate the person’s immune system to fight off cancer. They injected polio in the brain tumor in order to deceive an immune system. Now, the body perceives a polio infection and it is tricked into attacking the cancer cells. In this way, we have a double effect. At the same time, the virus breaks down the cancer cells and enables the immune system to attack the tumor.

What it Means?

Lead researcher of this unexpected treatment neuro-oncologist Henry Friedman claims that this is the most promising therapy that he has ever seen in his career. This particular treatment is primarily intended for the glioblastoma ( GBM ) cancer. It has the highest mortality rate as it spread in a brain extremely fast. This tumor represents about 15.4% of all primary brain tumors and about 60-75% of all astrocytomas.

Few more years of life is a precious gift for ill people. Constant cancer research for the treatment is the only way to extend life expectancy with the tumor. At least, it provides a hope. Sometimes treatment ideas are unexpected, yet brilliant. Poliovirus treatment is a perfect example of using your brain to help your brain.

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