A team of young scientists at the University of Findley has come up with a revolutionary discovery with respect to brain cancer treatment research.
Glioblastoma is one of the deadliest forms of cancers out there. Over 1000 new cases of patients with brain cancer (glioblastoma) come up every year in America alone. Even after proper treatment, the prognosis for the cancer patients with glioblastoma tends to be very weak –with just half of the patients surviving over 15 months, and 5 percent patients or even less living post five years after the disease diagnosis.
Glioblastoma turns out to be quite difficult to treat because the surgical removal of the tumor entirely is impossible. Moreover, most of the drugs for glioblastoma are not able to pass through the specific “blood-brain” barrier efficiently.
The Revolutionary Discovery for Brain Cancer Treatment
A team of young scientists at the University of Findley has recently come up with a series of chemical compounds that are showing positive results for killing the cancer cells. The most revolutionary aspect of this study is that the chemical compounds do not harm the surrounding healthy cells of the body. The chemical compound has been termed as “RK15” and is known to be revealing over 100 times results in being selective while treating the cancer cells while ignoring the healthy tissues of the brain.
The Results of the Breakthrough Study
The given study by the team of students is still in its infant stage. There are several stages yet to be unveiled as far as testing the effectiveness of the drug RK15 is concerned. The drug is yet to be tested on the clinical trials for determining the accuracy of the given brain cancer treatment.
While the study is still in progress, such breakthroughs are considered vital when it comes to fighting cancer. Carrie Bickmore –a leading TV personality, aims at promoting the importance of such studies through her charity show named “Carrie’s Beanies 4 Brain Cancer Foundation.” The cause of the TV charity show has been successful in raising as much as $11m. Carrie states that while this might be just a drop in the entire ocean as far as funding is concerned when it comes to brain cancer research, it turns out to be a major step in the right direction.