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Israeli scientists say we’re months away from cancer cure

January 29, 2019 - 10:05 am

TEL AVIV (1010 WINS) -- Israeli scientists are reportedly close to developing a cure for cancer within the next year.

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The Jerusalem Post reports, the treatment is being developed by Accelerated Evolution Bio-Technologies.

The company's chairman says the treatment will likely last a few weeks and will have few if any side effects.

“Our cancer cure will be effective from day one, will last a duration of a few weeks and will have no or minimal side-effects at a much lower cost than most other treatments on the market,” Dan Aridor said. “Our solution will be both generic and personal.”

The treatment is called MuTaTo or 'multi-target toxin.'

Developers said they looked at the reasons that other drugs and treatments failed, and found a way to counter that effect. One of the difficulties in fighting cancer is that when cells mutate they can avoid targeted treatment. MuTaTo overwhelms the cell before a mutations can occur.

“The probability of having multiple mutations that would modify all targeted receptors simultaneously decreases dramatically with the number of targets used,” Dr. Ilan Morad continued. “Instead of attacking receptors one at a time, we attack receptors three at a time – not even cancer can mutate three receptors at the same time.”

Eventually the cocktail will be given to patients based on their specific type of cancer.