Oncotarget: Resource for Cancer Related Information

Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny and Andrei V. Gudkov are the current editors in chief for Oncotarget, an online medical journal which publishes articles about cancer twice a week. The publication went live in 2010, and since then, scientists around the world are using the platform to speak with their fellow scientists from other parts of the world, working together to formulate a cure for the disease which has claimed millions of lives since the beginning of time. Oncotarget is also free to use, and because it is published online, anyone can access its contents and read it. However, the option to review the articles being published and to delete them is the sole responsibility of the editors in chief. Follow Oncotarget on Twitter.

One of the most recent information published in Oncotarget was the promising method of treatment that was developed by the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The Norris Cotton Cancer Center found out that the cancer tumor can be eradicated through a series of treatments that they have developed. Normally, if cancer spreads around the body, the white blood cells would have a hard way determining the cancer cells. However, with the new method that the Norris Cotton Cancer Center developed, it is now possible for the body to slow down the effects of transformation done by cancer cells. Then, the brain would signal the white blood cells to finish off the remaining cancer cells and declare the body as free from the disease.

Learn more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/1558/

In the past, it is tough to distinguish a cancer cell from a healthy human body cell. However, with the advancement of technology, scientists around the world have developed equipment that would make it possible for them to select which cells are cancerous and which ones are not. Their research moved on with sampling some of the tumors in their laboratory. During the experiment, these cancer cells were exposed to a special kind of protein, and to the surprise of the scientists who are present on the day of experimentation, the protein eradicated 99% of the cancer cells. The white blood cells are the cleaners who would be performing their tasks after most of the cancer cells have died. Listen to Oncotarget podcast on Stitcher.

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