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'Trojan Horse' therapy kills cancer cells?

June 29, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Australian scientists have made a possible breakthrough in treating cancer. They're calling it a "Trojan Horse" therapy.Under the current treatment, cancer patients are injected with chemotherapy drugs that attack both cancer and healthy cells. But the new treatment uses chemotherapy to target the cancer cells directly.

Researchers injected mice with human cancer cells and then tested the Trojan Horse therapy. They say they have achieved 100 percent survival rate. Human clinical trials are set to begin in the coming months.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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