A compound derived from cotton seed could be effective in treating lung cancer, according to a Chinese study. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese study finds male birth control drug may hold promise for treating lung cancer

  • Compound derived from cotton seed proved effective in reducing sperm counts during trials in the 1970s, but was shelved because of its side effects
  • Researchers say it reduced cancerous cells at higher doses by attacking a protein that may play role in tumour growth and a clinical trial is under way
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A compound derived from cotton seed could be effective in treating lung cancer, according to a Chinese study. Photo: Shutterstock
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Developments in immunotherapy are helping people to fight cancer. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese scientists programme stem cells to ‘fight and destroy’ cancer

  • Team from Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health says technique was successful in treatment of mice
  • Technique represents another step forward in field of immune therapy, researchers say
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Developments in immunotherapy are helping people to fight cancer. Photo: Shutterstock
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