Researchers have taken a new step toward tackling the ruthless disease claiming some eight million lives annually.
Scientists came to the conclusion that changes in the immune system are a key factor that provokes cancer, along with genetic mutations.
The prevention and treatment of cancer should be based on immune-related factors rather than only genetic ones, a research team from the University of Dundee in Scotland found out.
“This is still very early days but if we are proven right then you could be talking about a whole new way to treat and prevent cancer,” Dr. Thea Newman, a senior author of the study, was quoted by MedicalExpress as saying.
As it turned out, an aging immune system plays a more significant role in cancer incidence than it was previously thought. In addition, men are more likely to develop cancer than women, the research suggests.
According to Newman, many modern studies related to cancer are …