A recently discovered compound that inhibits the growth of colon cancer in mice managed to slow down or even stop the development of other common non-small cell lung cancer. This discovery led by the group of Dr. Silvia Cappuccio and Dr. Timothy Walsh of the Economic and Sociological Psychology Department also has significance for the treatment of other types of cancer as they have similar mechanisms to slow down tumor growth.
This finding has implications for various cancer types as the compound also acts as an effective therapeutic for colon cancer and for breast cancer as well.
Cancer treatment is in extreme cases not effective in the majority of patients. So a team is integrating new ideas and cell therapies into clinical practice to make it possible for patients to benefit from every type of cancer treatment.