Soil Bacteria Can Be Cancer Drugs

Bacteria in the soil, Clostridia, who live in low oxygenated, it can be used to treat cancer. Researchers led by Professor Nigel Minton of the University of Nottingham, England, recently discovered how to use a harmless bacteria, to be injected ketubuh cancer patient.

As reported by the Telegraph website on Monday (5 / 9), the researchers injected the bacterium Clostridium sporogenes to patients, these bacteria will grow inside the patient's tumor. Will then interact with other drugs as a stimulant spores are injected into the body of cancer that can destroy cancer cells while still maintaining healthy bacteria in the body.

"Clostridia are a group of ancient bacteria that evolved on this planet before the atmospher rich in oxygen so that they thrive in low oxygen conditions," said study leader Professor Nigel Minton.

"When the Clostridia spores injected into cancer patients, they will only grow in an oxygen environment, ie the center of solid tumors," he explained.

According to him, how this could be a more appropriate treatment, rather than undergo surgery and without the slightest injury. Because these therapies are only lasts in the body.

"This is a completely natural phenomenon, which does not require fundamental changes. We can exploit this specificity to kill tumor cells but leave healthy tissue unharmed."

Spores of the bacteria, are common in soil, injected into a patient and grow in tumors in which produce specific enzymes. An anti-cancer drugs are then injected into patients in an inactive form, and then activated by bacterial enzymes, which destroy tumor cells in the vicinity.

All types of tumors and cancers can be treated with this bacterium. After successful trials, the lmuwan hopes to conduct clinical trials in the Netherlands in 2013 to a natural therapy using these bacteria can quickly be used by the public with cancer.

"This therapy will kill all types of tumor cells. Treatment with surgical procedures, particularly for patients at high risk or difficult tumor location. If this approach is successfully combined with more traditional approaches, this could increase our chances to win the battle against cancerous tumors."