NEW YORK (Oct. 23)
Two new weapons that may mark a giant breakthrough in the treatment and detection of cancer are being developed at Bar-llan University’s Health Sciences Research Center in Ramat Gan, Israel, it was reported by Jane Stern, president of the American Board of Overseers of the university.
One is a drung designed to streng then the body’s immunological defences against cancer, and the other is machine which can help in the early diagnosis of the disease. The progress of these exciting developments are being closely followed by the people of Israel and by foreign medical institutes and drug firms, Stern said.
The drug, ASIOI, developed by unversity rector Prof. Michael Albeck, and Prof. Benjamin Shredni, should increase the supply of lymphokines the body needs to destroy cancer cells, without killing healthy cells, and without side effects, according to Albeck, “ASIOI simply helps the body defend itself,” he said. The drug, very effective on mice, will be tried on humans as soon as approval to do so is received from the Ministry of Health.