A prostate cancer treatment that uses a magnetic force to help the body's own cells kill tumours is being developed by scientists.
They say it would be particularly effective for the most advanced forms of the disease for which there are few drugs available.
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.
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. There are around 37,000 new cases a year and 10,700 deaths. But
there are few treatments for patients in the most advanced stages and
the currently available drugs will only extend life for a few extra
at the University of Sheffield are developing a treatment that uses
magnetic particles to help the body's white blood cells kill tumours.
Source - Daily Mail