Washington: A new study suggests that cure for cancer may be in our intestines.Jian-Guo Geng, associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, said that if the gastrointestinal tract remains healthy and functioning, the chances of survival increase exponentially. Recently, Geng`s lab discovered a biological mechanism that preserves the gastrointestinal tracts in mice who were delivered lethal doses of chemotherapy.The findings could revolutionize cancer therapy, Geng said. He emphasized that this had not yet been tested in humans, and right now there`s no way to know if people will respond similarly."All tumors from different tissues and organs can be killed by high doses of chemotherapy and radiation, but the current challenge for treating the later-staged metastasized cancer is that you actually kill the host before you kill the tumour," Geng said.
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