Destroying Cancer Using Modified T-Cells
During the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union invented a variety of chemical weapons, poisons to designed to kill a person several times over. (I heard that the Soviets can kill you 14 times.) The war between the United States and the Soviets never happened and both countries have stockpiles of chemical weapons laying around with no purpose whatsoever.
Then one day, a genius discovered that if we inject those chemicals into a cancer patient, the chemicals would kill so many cells within the body, including the malignant cells that the patient is brought to inches away from death. We call that chemotherapy. Go figure!
There has to be another way. After all, injecting Cold War chemical weapons into a person is probably not a good idea for long term treatment.
An article in the New York Times reported that an experimental treatment for cancer is showing positive results. It involves modifying the T-Cells of the patient’s immune system using a highly disabled form of the HIV virus to deliver the needed genes into the cells, and “teaching” it to target cancer cells.
What do you think of this treatment? What do you think of the doctors utilizing any form of HIV to cure a patient?