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University of Glasgow Scientists discover cancer breakthrough

Scientists at the University of Glasgow have developed a new method of killing cancer cells.

The method, called Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD) could be  more effective than current methods/

Currently most anti-cancer therapies (chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy) work by killing cancer cells through a process called apoptosis, which activates proteins called caspases, leading to cell death.

But in apoptosis, therapies often fail to kill all cancer cells, leading to disease recurrence, and can also have unwanted side effects that may even promote cancer.

The scientists wanted to develop a way to improve therapy that induces cancer cell killing while also mitigating unwanted toxicity.

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