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Wed, 22 Jan 2020

UK scientists may have stumbled across a cancer breakthrough.

They have found a new type of immune cell which kills most cancers – including lung, blood, breast and prostate – while ignoring healthy cells.

It could help a broad range of patients, which the researcher has said is highly unusual.

"This was a serendipitous finding, nobody knew this cell existed," Professor Andrew Sewell, lead author on the study, told The Daily Telegraph.

"Our finding raises the prospect of a 'one-size-fits-all' cancer treatment, a single type of T-cell that could be capable of destroying many different types of cancers across the population. Previously nobody believed this could be possible." Read More